Painting of the week: THE CONVERSATION

“La conversation”
©2019 Suzanne Bélair
Oil on canvas 12 X 12 in
Huile sur toile 30.5 X 30.5 cm

Here I am super late in my painting posts!

 

This is a painting I completed two weeks ago. My friend went to the Canadian East Coast last summer and came back with a whole bunch of pictures of these intriguing Puffins.

 

In case you want to know, the Atlantic Puffin is the official bird of Newfoundland and Labrador where approximately 95% of all North America’s breeding areas are located. I find them absolutely adorable and endearing and full of personality.

 

They live for 20 years and even more. Their colourful beak fades to a drab grey during the winter and blooms with color again in the spring, possibly to attract mates. Most of their life is spent at sea and they can dive to 200 ft to hunt small fish like herring or sand eels.

 

Atlantic puffins form breeding colonies each spring and summer on the North Atlantic seacoasts and islands, from Labrador/Newfoundland to the Northeastern United States.

 

This is the latest version of my renditions of puffins, hope you enjoy it!

 

 

 

 

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