Little Blue – Original Art and Fine Art Prints

A surreal painting with a cobalt and black background of a water glass with bubbles, in front of which stands a Little Blue Penguin, reflected on the surface below. The top of the glass has a slice of lemon against the blue and black background.

Oil on canvas 60cm x 75cm   75cm x 65cm   US $ 850 (NZ $ 1500)

Dark navy and vibrant, cobalt blue make a gorgeous background for a rounded glass full of water decorated with a contrasting vivid slice of lemon. Standing next to the glass is a Little Blue Penguin, a delightful resident of both New Zealand and Australia. I saw Little Blue Penguins on Soames Island in the middle of Wellington Harbour, returning at dusk after a day fishing out at sea. These tiny penguins marched stoically up steep banks to reach their hidden burrows as night fell. They are so delicately petite and appealing, that they are like living soft toys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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