Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas

May your new year be full of creativity and sharing your discoveries with others on Sketching in Nature!

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I penciled this little downy woodpecker foraging on a hawthorn on location.  It was a lovely damp, foggy morning, typical of winter in western Oregon.  His markings were complicated so I checked some photos at home before painting.

8 comments:

  1. Wonderful, thank you Elva! I just sketched one of these last week!

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  2. Perfect coloured bird for a Christmas card, have a good one and a happy healthy new year!

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  3. It's perfect. I love those guys and I love the berrys in this sketch.

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  4. What a lovely greeting and painting! Merry Christmas and all the best to you and your family too.

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  5. Gorgeous. Happy New Year. :)

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  6. Beautiful sketch Elva, may your new year be exceptionally inspirational!

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