Yaffle

A friend of mine Jamie Russel ( Mude photography) managed to take a wonderful photo of a red woodpecker, sat feeding off a bright blue feeder, I asked if he would mind me using the picture to paint it ( as I really need to tackle this painting feathers problem I have, after feeling beaten when I painted the parakeet flying, I thought this picture was great, having not got too many individual detailed feathers). I actually enjoyed painting him, and really am in love with caran dache neocolor. So I started painting him in watercolours, then finished details, highlights and low lights in the water soluble wax pastels.

the beauty of painting is that I replaced the bright blue feeder with a circular cross section of wood, I think it looks better that way, although not entirely happy with the wood, but I don’t mind as I wanted the emphasis to be on the ‘yaffle’.

Red woodpecker watercolour and caran dache neocolor original picture photographed by my friend 'Jamie Russel' Mude photography

Red woodpecker watercolour and caran dache neocolor original picture photographed by my friend ‘Jamie Russel’ Mude photography

Taken by my friend Jamie Russel Mude photography

Taken by my friend Jamie Russel Mude photography

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About REcreate-RebeccaEvansCreate

My name is Rebecca Evans, living in the New Forest I have been inspired to paint the many animals often seen around me. Having ridden since Childhood, painting equines was a natural path to follow. I use a variety of media, watercolour, oil, charcoal, pastel,inks, plus a few more, infact I will try most things. Choosing the medium to work with can really change the effect of the art, and therefore the character of the animal. Sometimes it is an instant decision, sometimes it is the mood from within me which determines which medium I choose to use. I never know what might inspire me next, but if it’s hairy, I will be sure to try.
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