gila woodpecker

Like clockwork, May brings Gila Woodpeckers to the peach tree that sits next to my studio window. The red cap identifies this one as male.  Every year I watch them and wonder how difficult it would be to paint one.

Last week I read that Spring, in traditional Chinese medicine, connects to the element of wood. Hmmm… I have a 14×14″ panel and one fresh egg (yolk). I put my dry pigments out on the table.

Finally in progress, a Gila Woodpecker on a collaged panel in casein and egg tempera.

Spring, the season of renewal, your element is wood. #GilaWoodpecker
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