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Advent Art Adventure – daily paintings during December by artist Debra Wenlock

“Graham the Gull” a pointillist seagull painting

“Graham the Gull” – a pointillist portrait of a seagull

My nineteenth painting for advent, 19th December 2013.

Back to the beach with my camera where I managed very few decent photographs… The gulls just seemsed to blend into the water and all other wildlife was moving too quickly for the poor light conditions. But sometimes a good painting can be inspired, or rather – informed, by a bad photo… and, as I so enjoyed the pointillist approach that I tried on my recent sandpiper painting, I decided  that I’ll create a mini series of dotty sea birds.

This one is named after my brother Graham – who seems to enjoy making pun-fueled comments on my Facebook Art Page.


Graham the Gull seagull painting by Debra WenlockOriginal seagull painting in acrylic on stretched canvas, measuring 8 x 8 inches.

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Light and Shade the Sunshine Sheep Painting

“Light and Shade – the Sunshine Sheep”

My sixth painting for advent – 6th December 2013.

What – more sheep?

Also spotted at Shane’s Castle the same day that I met the young Ewe, but from a more distant viewpoint.

Shady sheep definitely had the right idea.
I kept dodging under the shade of a big tree whenever possible myself and was exceedingly grateful for factor 50 suncream.
I guess what prompts me to post these images right now – as winter begins to really take hold – I am feeling the need to bring a little sunshine back into my life – and yours!

Original Painting in Acrylic on stretched canvas – this painting measures 8 x 8 inches and the painting wraps over the edges.

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Light and Shade the Sunshine Sheep, acrylic painting by Debra Wenlock


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