Forest Carpenter

Forest Carpenter – Pileated woodpeckers, (1994)
Signed and Numbered Limited Edition of 1950, Offset on Paper
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Image Size 25 7/8″ x 18″

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Located in Duxbury MA

A hiking trip in the forest is never complete without encountering a woodpecker. But if you see a pileated woodpecker, then the hiking trip becomes a treat. Seeing a pair of these black-and-white flying wonders gives me a happy feeling. The hammering sound they make on the bark of dead trees has fascinated me since my childhood. To me, this sound represents the spirit of the forest.

My first encounter with the pileated woodpecker was on Vancouver Island. My hiking trip began in a beautiful moist-smelling forest and ended up in a devastating clear-cut! As I was taking pictures of the new pioneer vegetation for background material, a very noisy creature flying by disturbed my concentration — it was a beautiful pileated woodpecker. This made my day, and the sadness I felt about the clear-cut faded away, and even a rain shower couldn’t spoil it.

I decided to capture the nice light after the rain shower as the background for this painting.

Carl Brenders