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Friday, February 06, 2015

Painting Iceland!

'Welcome to Iceland'        9x9          pastel           ©Karen Margulis
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While I am away on a Caribbean Cruise I thought I'd share some of my recent paints of Iceland. This little puffin was my 'money shot'.  I was looking forward to seeing the puffins on our evening dinner cruise. I don't know why but I had visions of seeing hundreds of puffins. We really only saw a few. It was tricky to get good photos on the rolling deck of the boat but I was determined.

I took up my position at the bow of the boat and watched in eager anticipation. We saw a lot of birds. But no puffins. Finally as we cruised up to a small island I saw one. He was standing on the edge of a clump of grass. I raised my camera and zoomed in......Trying to hold the big lens steady as the boat rocked up and down. I had one chance....I snapped the photo and hoped for the best.

I got it! The little puffin was flapping his wings and the backdrop of the grassy island and blue water was perfect. I was happy.  It was fun to relive this moment when I painted from my photo too!



Read my Iceland travelog on my blog www.paintingiceland.blogspot.com

2 comments:

Adriana Guidi said...

Lovely!!

robertsloan2art said...

Great photo and great story to go with it. Love the way you did the puffin's head, that's just beautiful.