I remember when I a teenager, David Attenborough shot an amazing programme with the BBC about the incredible Emperor Penguins of the Antarctic. Emperor penguins are the largest of all the different kinds of penguin and are on average they measure 115cm tall – about the height of the average six year old! They are fascinating animals. I was amazed at the way they male and female care for their eggs. The males are in charge of keeping the egg safe and warm in the breeding ground by balancing the egg on their feet and covering it with feathered skin, called a ‘brood pouch’. It takes about two months for the eggs to hatch and during this time dad carefully cares for the unborn chick.
I wanted to try to capture the tenderness of this relationship in this painting. I love the gentle curve of the males neck as he watches over the fluffy chick. I wanted to express the different textures and the beautiful warm glow of the bright yellow-gold on the males breast.
This original painting is completely unique and one of a kind. It is delivered professionally framed by Appletons Picture Framers in Stillorgan Dublin, in my signature limed white wooden frame, with an off-white double mount under glass. This piece is approximately 75cm x 90cm (framed) in size.
Please note this painting will not be available for shipping or collection until after 25th November 2019.