Puffin, his chest out

“Puffin, his chest out” 2014, oil and charcoal on canvas, 24″x36″ (WIP)

This is a painting of a puffin at a bar. From the rust belt, he’s tired of being something he’s not. This piece is a work in progress. The piece measures 2’x3’; mediums used are charcoal and oil paint, and the canvas is Blick Premier (1 3/8” profile stretcher).The piece is pretty calm and meditative, and will continue to progress in this direction.

I like the simplicity of this piece. It is a bit of a mashup of two other pieces: “Rooster” (2011-2014), and “Barfly” (2002)

Collected Artworks of Matthew Gilboy