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The Northumberland coast is a haven for wildlife. Every summer I take a boat out to the Farne Islands to study the sea birds and grey seals. When painting wildlife I use a palette that is more true-to-life, and I find that the creatures which interest me, naturally, have colours that are both vivid and captivating. I am particularly drawn to the Puffins, also known as ‘the clowns of the sea’, due to their brightly coloured beaks. I try to get a contrast by using vivid reds, yellows and blues for their beaks set against muted, earthy colours for the rocky outcrops on which they perch.
Watercolour - Limited Edition - Archival Print.
Printed on Hahnemühle German Etching Archival Watercolour Paper using Epson Ultrachrome inks.
Image size - H 22cm by W 25cm
Full size including mount H 36cm by W 39cm
The image comes in a conservation mount.