Woodpeckers are inspiring.

This is my latest project, inspired by our local, friendly, red bellied woodpecker.

A friendly face

This male red-bellied woodpecker was carved from Basswood, painted with acrylics, sealed with lacquer and mounted on a piece of Birch. It is meant to hang on the wall.

The feather detail is the result of wood burning.The eyes are antique black glass eyes. I very much enjoy carving Red-bellies because they are neighbors and, I would like to think, friends.

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