We call them ‘greedy gannets’, but these seabirds are so beautiful they inspire exquisite paintings

Pretty as a Picture Gannets have always fascinated me, mostly because they make an excellent subject to paint. They are large birds with pure white feathers that finish in sleep black wing-tips. Their heads are a yellow colour that fades gradually into the neck and they have bright blue beaks and eyes. As an artist, I’ve always appreciated their graphic faces, which look like they have been drawn on with a fine black pencil line. … Continue reading We call them ‘greedy gannets’, but these seabirds are so beautiful they inspire exquisite paintings