In this section are copies of original works of art. All of them are
dedicated to helping us live according to unconditional love and compassion,
which is the foundation of our peaceful means of bringing true and lasting peace
to all of God's creatures, whether they are human beings or other animals.
(Artwork - 024)
This is the second image (modified from original to remove overlapping parts
of other species), from a painting I did showing all the species of
sapsucker, a genus of bird restricted to North America, including, in
winter, parts of Mexico, Central America and the West Indies.
The Red-naped Sapsucker is very similar to the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
“Nape” refers to the back of the neck, and the bird is called “Red-naped”
because there is a red patch at the back of the head, separate from the red
patch on top of the head (or there usually is…these birds can show quite a
bit of variation). It is really located at the very top of what I would call
The Red-naped Sapsucker is found in western North America, from parts of
British Columbia and Alberta south into the southwestern U.S., largely east
of the Rocky Mountains, west of the prairies. It winters further south, some
birds reaching southern Mexico.
The painting was done approximately life-size, in acrylics on a special
Art by Barry Kent MacKay |