Friday, June 27, 2008

Puffin Pose - sold

7"x5" oil on gessoed masonite artboard

These unusual birds were on the island of Skellig Michael which is just about 10 miles off shore from Portmagee & Ballinskelligs Bay, Ireland. They have such a distinctive flight pattern as well their beak being bright and colorful. The puffins are nothing short of amazing. They are Atlantic puffins, and they make a growling sound like a broken weed whacker or a muffled chainsaw!. I'm including a link to a wonderful site on puffins, so you can find out some more about these birds, even a link with the sound they make!


Blogger Norma Wilson said...

Hi Roxanne,
Love your puffin...great colors and spirit!

June 28, 2008 at 7:40 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Norma! I knew you'd remember these little guys!

July 8, 2008 at 4:17 AM  

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