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From an oil painting of a group of puffins lounging about on a dusty cliff.
Puffins have to be some of the most charming looking birds around. Their short squat bodies, extravagant orange beaks and eye markings give them a comical appearance.
There are three species of puffins. The Atlantic puffin painted here are the most frequently photographed and are found in large numbers in Iceland (largest populations) and the coasts of northern Europe.
My medium was oil on canvas. Here are a couple of progress shots showing -
a) the initial mark making:
b) and the final acrylic underpainting:
Colours used were -
acrylics: quinacridone magenta, dioxazine purple and titanium white.
oils: cadmium red, cadmium yellow, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, persian rose, phthalo blue, ultramarine blue, burnt umber and titanium white.