Wildlife paintings, portraits & pet portraits by New Zealand Artist Karen Neal

"A Passport to Skomer"

12x16in scratchboard

Original Sold. Limited Edition Prints available.

The reference photo for this scratchboard artwork was taken at Skomer Island off the coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales. Home to
approximately 20,000 visiting Atlantic Puffins in the nesting season. Young Puffins are hardy little birds, living out the first 2-3 years of its life at sea. They return to the same birthplace, baffling scientists as to what navigation methods they use.

To read more about Skomer Island and for more information about these cute little sea clowns,
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Puffin Skomer Island artwork

Close of the detailed scratch work. Tools included using tattoo needles, a #11 scalpel blade. This is then inked and rescratched, then inked again until the desired result.

"A Passport to Skomer" framed, in the mini easel to show the scale.
Framed with a beautiful Larsen Juhl Marais II moulding (a French dark ebony wood)

Scratchboard framed puffin art

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