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puffins on the rocks


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  • This is delightful Diana! The lovely intense colours of the sea and boat contrast so well with the rocks in the foreground. I've seen the puffins on the Farne Islands too, an unforgettable experience. Apparently they are known by the locals as Tommy Noddy's.

    Posted by Christine Davies on Sat 14 Mar 17:00:38
  • Gorgeous colours and lovely subject. ( I want to see puffins in Pembrokeshire last summer. I was hoping to get a photo of one with a beak full of fish, but failed miserably. )

    Posted by Linda Wilson on Sat 14 Mar 17:24:27
  • Nice work - the puffins are really good. The boat is a little distracting though.

    Posted by Frank Bingley on Sat 14 Mar 20:49:24
  • Thank you all for your comments. And Frank - how would it be if I renamed the painting 'boat with puffins'? ;-)

    Posted by Diana Herzog on Sun 15 Mar 13:36:38
  • Great painting Diana, I saw these super little birds on Handa Island for a birthday treat one year.

    Posted by Fiona Phipps on Sun 15 Mar 19:24:33
  • Very nice painting Diana. I particularly like the unusual composition and the subject matter.

    Posted by Dympna Marshall on Sun 15 Mar 22:49:02
  • Thank you Fiona and Dympna. I wasn't too sure about the composition as the boat and most of the puffins are pointing out of the picture to the right. My painting is actually squarer than the photo format - ie there is more sea above the boat and I am wondering whether to introduce a flying puffin coming down towards the boat in the top right segment of the picture to point viewers back in.

    Posted by Diana Herzog on Mon 16 Mar 10:59:10
  • A very nice, strong composition with lots of interest Diana!

    Posted by Sarah Bottjer on Mon 16 Mar 11:06:15