The Puffin

The Northumberland coast is a haven for wildlife. Every summer David takes a boat out to the Farne Islands to study the sea birds and grey seals. When painting wildlife he uses a palette that is more true-to-life, and often finds that the creatures which interest him, naturally, have colours that are both vivid and captivating. David is particularly drawn to the Puffins, also known as ‘the clowns of the sea’, due to their brightly coloured beaks. He tries 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.


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