Monday, January 12, 2009

Cactus Monday - Gila Woodpecker

Goodmorning Cacuteers. I couldn't decide whether to post this picture on Cactus Monday or Animal Wednesday. Well, Cactus Monday won because I have a difficult time thinking of Cactus picutres. This Gila Woodpecker lives in the desert and makes its nests in saguaro cactus. Several other birds reuse their nests.


steviewren said...

Nice bird and cactus picture!

yoon see said...

Good idea!!!!
This is a specail approach.
Beautiful piece with enlarged colour details on both bird & cactus.
Happy cactus Monday.

stapeliad said...

This is perfect for cactus monday...and beautifully done!


studio lolo said...

I have the hardest time coming up with cactus ideas too! Some of the members make it look so easy and beautiful. This is a really nice drawing! Love the close-up of the bird with just a hint of the cactus.

soulbrush said...

this is wonderful and can be reposted on wednesday too,ha ha, hcm fellow cactuteer.

ArtistUnplugged said...

Very nice colors, I'm glad you added the bird to the Cactus Monday illustration.

Teri said...

Good decision Lisa because this is one of the birds that makes the holes in my cactus today! Plus you and birds are a great pair.


Margaret Ann said...

This is a really beautiful drawing...the color just sings! Happy Cactus Monday Fellow Cacuteer! :)

SandyCarlson said...

That's wonderful, Lisa. I don't know how you do so much so well so often. You are amazing.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I am studing Woodpeckers this year and just read about the Gila. I would love to see one.
I could use this watercolor for a guide it is so good. I bet your sketch book is a delight to behold. You have amazed a nice volume of work this past year.
I am so glad you picked up the brush and the pencil again.

Julie said...

This is just so colorful! Love it! There is something about these birds that make nests in cactus! So intreguing!

Happy Cactus Monday!

marianne said...

We have a woodpecker in the garden (black/white and red) who eat the peanuts. They are little rare here so I´m always exited when I see them. This is lovely I don´t know this kind and the fact they built their nests in cacti.
Wonderfully painted as always