I see a few woodpeckers in my yard: yellow-bellied sapsuckers, downeys, and red-bellied, like the one above.
I painted the black markings on his back on wet paper and was happy with the crisp whites between the black lines. Watercolorists know what happens next! The paper was wet, so the black bled into the white and made gray.
The two western woodpeckers below were painted in my class with Salty Water Art.