Spring in Antarctica

mixed media art by Miriam Schulman @schulmanArt http://schulmanart.blogspot.com/2015/05/spring-in-antarctica.html
As part of my new series of animals in springtime, I created this penguin family. Now, in my other series I waxed poetic about the feelings of warmth sunshine and flowers yet this penguin painting also depicts spring, (→ discover all penguin art)

Spring in Antarctica

In early spring, the baby penguins arrive to one of the coldest places on earth. These little families obey the laws and habits of nature and yet also define a springtime ritual. For this art, I wanted to include the warmth and love of the penguin family in the midst of cold and snow.

Frozen Royalty

Although, I have never been to Antarctica and only witnessed penguins in zoos, the color purple is the one that best embodies the frozen royalty of the penguins. I am sure I am not alone as the radiant orchid hue was the dominant color in Disney’s Frozen as well. (see blog post: 5 Ways Pantone Picks the Color of the Year)


Depicting Movement

In addition, I wanted to depict the movement of the snow by using lots of texture in the background. Look carefully at the background and see what you discover hidden in the layers. For example, I included piano music to represent the songs of mating birds. What can you discover?


“Once a penguin finds its perfect other penguin, they stay together pretty much forever.”~Anna Staniszewski (tweet this)

Are you looking for original penguin art? This mixed media collage art on canvas pictures a family of penguins in a melody of purples. You will love adding this whimsical penguin painting to your home’s room decor. The one of a kind contemporary wall art makes a statement in your modern home. The penguin is surrounded by a cacophony of rich colors and textures.

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TITLE: Purple Penguin Party
SIZE: 8×8″ canvas art
dominant colors: purple lilac violet black white
The canvas sides are painted black,
no framing required to display but optional frame as shown is available
MEDIA : Watercolor, acrylic, piano Sheet Music, Collage on CANVAS
Pricing: see etsy listing

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