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Friday, July 9, 2010

Red-Breasted Sapsucker # 44


The weather here has been beastly hot, and so I finally have a chance to stay indoors and paint. It is hard keeping up with everything as this time of year.

Sapsuckers are known for a unique behavior, they drill little holes in trees and suck sap. I was delighted to find this one about three weeks ago. Watercolor painted from my photo on Strathmore #140 cold press.

1 comment:

Teri C said...

I have seen these and find it so interesting and unique for this bird to attract his dinner this way. I really like this Elva. YOu always capture their personality so well.