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12-30-2012, 11:19 AM
Below is a little puffin study (about 8 X 10 inches) using the usual. I hate the photo because the blue looks so garish but in reality it is a deep luscious purplish blue that the picture doesn't capture. Love these cuties!


12-30-2012, 02:28 PM
It's cute! Good job!

12-30-2012, 03:17 PM
Thanks Jiemin!

12-30-2012, 05:49 PM
Nice directional light coming in from the left and the puffin is very well drawn

12-30-2012, 06:00 PM
Thanks stee! Want to paint him big next!

12-30-2012, 09:53 PM
I love Puffins and this guy is cute!

Did you know that there is a 24/7 cam on a Puffin Colony on one of the Northern Maine Islands - I think it is from national geographic, but if you do a web search you may be able to find it. It's really cool being able to watch them in their natural habitat.

12-30-2012, 09:55 PM
Thanks for the comment and the info Mary! These are the cutest birds!

12-30-2012, 10:41 PM
Great painting Michelle! Your puffin has alot of character!

12-30-2012, 11:32 PM
I can see him as an illustration for a book! Great job....he does have a lot of character!

12-30-2012, 11:57 PM
Thanks Linda and Carly! Lately I'm obsessed with them. Also did one in gouache ;)

Pat Isaac
01-01-2013, 10:40 AM
Very nice, Michelle. Yes, there is a puffin preserve on Eastern Egg Rock off the coast of Maine. We have taken a boat ride out to the island to see them. They are a much smaller bird than I first thought.


01-01-2013, 11:49 AM
Thanks Pat! I want one!!! Lol! They are sooo cute!

01-03-2013, 09:42 PM
Michelle, I agree that they are cute birds. You did the species justice with this lovely painting. I like the colors of the shadow he is casting.

01-03-2013, 10:12 PM
Thanks Sammy! I want one!--LOL!