I explore the Oregon coast whenever I get a chance. One of the funniest little birds we've encountered is the Tuffed Puffin. They look like little short clowns (sightly overweight). They flap like crazy just to stay airborne. And, the launch has to be executed from some high place. This watercolor original took third place this year in Sunriver show of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. I'm very proud that becomes part of their annual traveling exhibit for 2012.