Working from the background forward.
These birds were "sharing" the suet feeder, but it was obvious who was the boss, saying,
"It says Woodpecker suet!"
And he was right - it was woodpecker suet I had put out that morning. But the Grackle seemed to like it, too, sneaking around the corner from the Red-bellied Woodpecker, and hoping he wouldn't be seen stealing from "Big Red".
The first painting of The Birds of 2014.
It Says Woodpecker Suet!
Arches 140# cold press watercolor paper
11" x 15"
My intention for these bird portraits is to paint one on watercolor paper I've sketched the subject(s) on; and again with no drawing, just painting the same bird(s) on smaller paper.