Shelter from the Storm

My first attempt at capturing the resilient spirit of the Emperor Penguin – ‘Love in a Cold Climate’ – struck a chord with a LOT of people. So, it seemed obvious to move on to a family group, taking ‘Shelter From the Storm’.

Once again, I’m concentrating on two aspects of the subject. First, I’m trying to pick up elements of the waxy sheen in the Emperor’s steel-blue coat. Second, I’m looking to capture the golden-yellow glow in the plumage, as backlit by the weak Antarctic sun. Taking care to achieve a balance, between the white flecks in the adult’s plumage, and the soft, downy feathers of the chick was another challenge. I’m happy with the end result.

I was also reassured to hear from collectors who were attracted by the work’s emotional message. After all, everyone’s had to take ‘Shelter From the Storm’ at some point, haven’t we?

  • Prints

    I use either archival Fine-Art paper or Hahnemuhle cotton canvas (Rolled & UnStretched). They come in a few sizes:  Mini: An Open Edition, that’s hand-monogrammed on the Matte.  Small: As for Mini.   Standard: Ready-mounted & signed in an edition of #95.   Larger: Un-Mounted & signed. Strictly printed-to-order.  Frames shown for illustrative purposes only.

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