A Pair of Puffins – acrylic painting


“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.”
Robert Lynd

A Pair of Puffins, an acrylic painting (8×10) was done on canvas paper using mainly Golden and Liquitex brands.  This piece was painted as a possible candidate for a women’s/children’s benefit auction.

Puffins have the most sweet / cute personalities of all bird species – actually pretty comical to watch.  In the U.S. they are found mainly along the coast of Northern Maine.  On the internet there are live cam’s that have been placed on Sea Island, Maine that let you watch in prime time.  I found several exceptional photographs on pmp that I used as a reference to paint these little guys.   Another different subject for me to paint, but one that I thoroughly enjoyed working on.

Thanks for visiting – click onto the image for a larger view.

Please don’t take my images – my art is copyrighted.  Please don’t copy or use the image without receiving my permission first – see disclosure on the right panel.

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41 Responses to A Pair of Puffins – acrylic painting

  1. The comment queue illustrates that this is a well-loved painting! I loved that blue which contrasts so lovely with the black and white of the adorable puffinns!
    Most of all, I always smile when I read your final sentence about not stealing your art. You’ve found a good way to state your rights, and you did it with style!

    • Mary says:

      So good to hear from you Lisa – I hope you are well and almost ready for your exhibition. The patrons will be wow’d by your work, no doubt. Thank you always for being so generous and gracious with your words of encouragement and support ~ you are a dear friend.

  2. Marick says:

    Great job! Nice colours!

  3. Nice painting of Puffins. I know they are also found in Newfoundland.

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Shawn, you are so right they grace the northern Atlantic coastlines. A fun bird to watch. Always appreciate your feedback, thanks again.

  4. Oh, Mary, there is beautiful and cute and then there is BEAUTIFUL AND CUTE. This rocks both charts. 🙂

  5. Resa says:

    Oh Mary! I love this. It is 100% my very fave painting to date. This is sooo, beautiful, wonderful, amazing and as HOH said …..perfect.Much love to you! xoxo

  6. June Martin says:

    love to see that you are painting again.  I know it is a great stress relief.  Love you June

    • Mary says:

      You know it June . going up north next week to see mom – can’t wait. Thank you for your comment, guess what? This is one of the paintings I did for a charity auction that Mary is doing in November. They decided on another of my paintings that I will post when I get back. Take care, love you too.

  7. cmartzloff says:

    Lovely Mary! Puffins are so cute. Seeing your painting reminds me how much I miss Maine. Beautiful work as always.

  8. Beautiful work, Miss Mary,
    beautiful!

    Lots of love

    uncle john

  9. gabriarte says:

    hey are beautiful and unbelievable and you are fantastic very good ciao

  10. So beautiful Mary, I love this painting 🖼

  11. Beautifully done, Mary

  12. Oh wow, Mary….they’re adorable! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Lovely painting Mary. They are such amazing birds. We don’t have them here in Australia 🙂 Marion

  14. Mary, they’re adorable. Sweet yet jaunty.

  15. neihtn2012 says:

    I bet you had fun painting the puffins!

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