Outstretched Penguin

Outstretched Penguin. Michele Clamp. Watercolor. 20”x16”

The nice thing about painting is that you get to choose what to paint. And sometimes there’s no real rhyme nor reason to it – you just fancy painting a subject in a certain style. And so here we are with a penguin. Just a penguin. I wanted him quite large – this is 20”x16” and I consciously tightened up the painting to give a smoother, more finished feel. I originally wanted to put more texture into the white fur with splashes and backruns and maybe some salt but that idea was jettisoned pretty quickly. Very enjoyable doing this one. The large size really helped – gives me some elbow room to push the paint around. I think I’ll be doing some more along these lines.