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When we came to Caithness on holiday last year before ending up moving here, we went in search of puffins as they are known to burrow and nest on the dramatic cliffs that make up the coastline along the north coast. We didn't see any last year but later learnt that it was too early (March) and that they should be around in May as that's when they tend to mate and nest. We've been on a couple of puffin searching expeditions this month but still no sign so we'll try again in May and see if what we were told is true - they are elusive little birds!
I want to paint a puffin as part of the series of local animals paintings I'm doing for the upcoming art exhibitions and really want to be able to use a photo I've taken myself (read - a photo that S has taken as he has the patience and bells and whistles camera to get a good shot). However, if all else fails then I can always go to my favourite photo reference source - Paint My Photo as there are some great shots already on there.
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Anyway, I'm linking up with Sunday Sketches today and here is a sketch I did of a puffin for the 75 day challenge (yes, yes, I'm still banging on about that!) as well as a little baby deer(which was actually crouching down like that although in my sketch he looks a little deformed!) I also plan to do a deer painting and I have the perfect photo I took of a gorgeous little doe at the Ark open farm last year which I can use.
Here's my other post this week in case you missed it - I've just submitted my entry to the portrait competition so will find out at the end of May if I've been short-listed or not!