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Puffins look like clown birds, and how funny they are running across the surface of the water with their bright orange feet. This little painting was both easy and difficult. The easy part was the pure white next to the pure black, making the wonderful contrast. The difficult part was painting the face, trying to capture the color without making him look like he had painted on a clown face. The last stroke was the little bit of orange on his belly to reflect those amazing red-orange feet.