Painting Penguins

It’s practically impossible to look at a penguin and feel angry.

Joe Moore

Don’t you just love penguins? As you might already know, they place high on my list of favorite animals! I created this painting first by pressing my palette (with magenta, light blue, marine blue, and dark green acrylics) multiple times onto the canvas to reveal a textured surface. After creating these “accidental marks,” I painted the silhouettes of the nine penguins in the foreground. I like the way they turned outโ€”they seem to be in deep conversation! Which is your favorite? I’d love to hear what you think!

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22 thoughts on “Painting Penguins

  1. You painted this! It looks beautiful and your penguins look like they all have something to say. As I look at it all I can think about is the movie “Happy Feet”. My favourite in your line up above would be the fourth one from the right. It has good posture and appears self-confident. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing. You’ve definitely inspired me to do some painting on vacation with the kids. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Aww thank you so much, Cherylene! I love the movie “Happy Feet” as well! The penguin you pointed out is my favorite too. It was actually the first one I painted. Hope you have a great weekend and a wonderful vacation with the kids. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. This is fab, you’re very talented! I like the one 4th from the right who looks like he’s stretching and puffing himself up to show off his awesomeness. Really great technique you’ve used ๐Ÿ™‚
    Caz x

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  3. Oh! I love this! Such an intriguing visual, and so inventive. I like the whole set as an ensemble, but if I were to select one favorite, I might say the one stretching its wings, #4 counting from the right. Thank you for posting this!

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