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Friday, 21 June 2013

PUFFIN WITH PRIDE

This lovely little fella is this month's challenge from Sharon Whitley at http://sharonwhitleytheramblingartist.blogspot.co.uk (go to her site or look on facebook, Sharon's Art, if you want to paint this lovely puffin)

There are some really brilliant ones that have been done of him. I hope you like my version.  I so enjoyed painting him. Better than painting flowers any day.


Apparently they are very small, I have never seen any, but would love to one day.

(Photograph by Gary Jones)


32 comments:

  1. I,too, have only seen them at the zoo. Lovely painting.

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  2. Thanks Chris, have a lovely weekend

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  3. Super job on this!!! I love the shading on his belly. I have seen them in Maine and they are adorable.

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  4. Merveilleuse aquarelle! J'adore votre style.
    Félicitations.

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    1. Merci Olivier, et merci pour votre commentaires. J'espere vous avez un bon weekend.

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  5. A super painting Polly, I have never seen a puffin, only Gary's photos. You have captured him perfectly in a lovely soft style and beautiful washes

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    1. Thanks you Lorraine for your lovely comments. He takes wonderful photographs. Have a lovely weekend

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  6. Such comical looking birds aren't they. You've done a lovely job on this painting Polly.

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    1. Thanks so. Hope you had a lovely birthday and had some delicious frogs legs and chips

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  7. So perfect! Loose and precise in the right places, the beauty of this watercolor is a source of well-deserved pride, dear Polly! Have nice days!

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    1. Oh Rita thank you for the lovely things you say. I enjoyed painting him. Have a lovely weekend

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  8. You've given him character as well as painting a great watercolour!

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    1. Thanks Cathy. He looks a cheeky chappy.

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  9. Gorgeous watercolor! Beautiful colors; lost and found edges--it's textbook, with a lot of charm thrown in!

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comments. I so enjoyed painting him.

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  10. You painted him with lovely bright colors an very loosely, great job !

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    1. Thank you Jane. Have a lovely Sunday

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    1. Thank you Celeste. These comments are very encouraging

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  12. Polly - love your Puffin - I have never seen one either but hope to do so someday. Have a great week-end.

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  13. You did a beautiful puffin here Polly. I love the softness you gave it.

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    1. Why thank you Barbara. Have a lovely week of painting

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  14. Hi, Polly, really charming and cute work. I know it often comes up in picture books. You can create a character!
    Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. Nice of you to pop over for a visit and thank you for your lovely comments. Your encouragement is a big help. Happy Painting

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  15. I love the soft color fusions, beautiful work!

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    1. Thank you Blaga. Nice of you to comment

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  16. Fabulous little fellow!

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