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

    Choose from EITHER 240GSM White Matte Stock  OR Superb 300GSM Acid-Free, Fine-Art paper, Ready-Mounted & Signed  OR Luxurious Hahnemuhle Cotton Canvas; UnStretched, Signed & Printed strictly-to-order. Frames shown for illustrative purposes only.

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