A female Red-bellied Woodpecker devours greenbriar berries on a beautiful fall afternoon.
I watched this female Red-bellied Woodpecker plucking off these berries one at a time last fall. I knew I would get around to painting this scene sooner or later. It was my first time out after having the Swine Flu, and I was so happy to be out walking the Little Miami Trail with the birds.
This painting is part of the 100 Painting Challenge. If you're an artist and want to join the challenge, visit the 100 Painting Challenge blog hosted by Laure Ferlita. With the challenge, you try to paint 100 paintings in a year. Since I love birds, I'm limiting myself to bird paintings. To keep on track, you need to paint about 2 paintings a week. I've fallen a bit behind. I should be on painting #24, but I'm only on 18. The past month has been crazy busy, but I've get to get it in gear!!