A red lover and A good Listener

Love is in the air and its color is red.
February is the month of love.
Pileated woodpecker
The color choices you make are often a reflection of how you are feeling at the moment and a reflection of who you are as a person.

If your favorite color like me is red you are action-oriented!
Red lovers can have a deep need to experience life passion through all of their senses.

Red is warmth, love, romance, excitement and give you energy.

Certain colors may cause you to even react differently to certain situations. It even can make you hungry if you are in a red room.

In some cultures, red represents good luck.

The colors you choose express parts of your personality.

Did you know ancient societies, like the Egyptians and Chinese, used color as a healing therapy? This therapy is still used even today as an alternative healing for various conditions. The color red is used to stimulate the body and mind and to increase circulation.

Carl Jung, a prominent psychiatrist and believer of art therapy, encouraged his patients to use color because he felt this would help them express some of the deeper parts of their inner self. Colors have a way of setting or creating a mood - controlled splash of adventure is sometimes all you need.

The Pileated woodpecker painting with its that splash of red feathers is called

                                               A good listener. A good Listener painting on the bedroom wall.


Something I take pride in being.

But it was that splash of red with graphic black and white that brought me to spend four hours studying him waiting for him to come back to me like a puppy waiting at the window for their owner to come home.
As he ripped a hole in the tree off my deck, I didn’t think of anything else but the red crest. I knew I would probably have to cut the tree down.
It was half-dead and apparently filled with big juicy grubs unappealing to me but not to my red headed friend.
The background of the painting is monochromatic and not to take away from the beautiful graphic nature design of the woodpecker, nature shares a splash of red.

Painting wildlife is a challenge unlike the red roses that if I choose to paint stays still but it is not as exciting for me as the rich red feathers that flies by or stops for a snack and then gone in a flash.
I’ll have him forever captured on canvas and I can enjoy reliving the first moment I saw him.


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