Middle Spotted Woodpecker

Middle-spotted Woodpecker was seen in Finland for first time year 2010. It was found by youg birder in Asikkala Vääksy. Becourse woodpecker are one of my favourite bird groups I decided to make a painting of this bird.

Here is couple of quick composition schetces I made before starting.

I decided to make a painting where the bird is small. This bird individual liked huge larix trees that surround Vääksy chanel.

After first layers of paint this work looks like this.

I will add more pictures when painting gets ready.