Woodpecker and Banana Blossom
Image size with mat: 18" x 24"
Paper & mat colors: white paper / double honey wheat & gold mat
Frame: Red burl wood frame with acrylic
This piece features hand painted nature prints of banana leaves and extensive colored pencil drawings of the blossom, the Woodpecker and one of its feathers.
A Red-bellied Woodpecker visited our garden several mornings last spring and appeared to be picking the ants off of a banana blossom. It flew away only to return a few minutes later, repeating the process. Perhaps it was taking them to the nest to feed its young? I got a few photos of it inspiring this piece.