Oil on canvas 75 cm x 60 cm US$ 900 (NZ $ 1500)
I find all penguins very appealing, and Gentoos are delightful. This was painted from a photo of a bonded pair who were standing facing each other while having a nap.
How loving is that?
I wanted to have the sepia look of an old photograph, soft, muted cream and coffee, and then, of course, just for fun, I added the glowing orange mandarin. (Gentoo Penguins live on Antarctic islands and peninsula. They are classed and near threatened on the IUCN red list of 2007.)