Picture Profile: 0710 Red Admirals and ‘Woody’ (Great spotted woodpecker)

0710 Red Admirals and 'Woody' (Great spotted woodpecker)

0710 Red Admirals and ‘Woody’ (Great spotted woodpecker)

Artist Code: 0710. Completed October 2007. Original SOLD. Water colour on Aquarelle Arches 100% hot pressed cotton rag. Unframed size 12″ x 16″. Framed size 18” x 22”. Only one limited edition print remains: 4/10, mounted 16″ x 12″ BUY:

Last remaining Fine Art Limited Edition Print of this painting. No. 4/10

 

SOLD at National Exhibition of Wildlife Art (NEWA), July 2008.

This painting was selected for the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art (NEWA) 2008.

Great spotted woodpecker, Dendrocopus major, Red admiral butterfly, Vanessa Atalanta, Crab apple, Malus sylvestris.

I have many logs and branches in my little 20ft x 20ft wild garden and ‘Woody’ has taken to drumming away on some rotting beech logs where he grabs a grub and flits away. This Great Spotted Woodpecker picture was painted specifically for my 2008 Calendar (Best Dressed Birds in your Garden).

Poem:

Even though his coat is bright
Woody peck’ can cause a fright
When startled by your passing by
He cackles as he starts to fly
He plugs his claws into his food
A comic, and a real cool dude!

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