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Gertie the seal in her starfish bathing cap, OOAK original animal painting

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Gertie the seal in her starfish bathing cap, OOAK original animal painting

Gertie the seal in her starfish bathing cap, OOAK original animal painting
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Gertie the seal is named after Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel. Gertie wears her favourite bathing cap decorated with a golden starfish. There is a bladderwrack seaweed design painted around her.

Gertie the seal is painted on to a scalloped wooden oval, with some detail in fine pen and pencil. The oval measures 8.9 cm x 10.9 cm and the wood is 3 mm thick.

This is an original work, and one of a kind.

The painting has been varnished, and has a hook on the back so that it's ready for hanging. It has also been signed on the back.

Gertie the seal will be sent securely packaged, by first class post with proof of postage.

There is also a Gertie greetings card available in my shop!

Thank you for looking and please feel free to ask any questions.

Copyright remains with the artist. Thank you.


Influences for these little paintings include cameo brooches, Victorian miniatures and a lifelong love of children's illustrators such as Beatrix Potter and Kit Williams. I hope they appeal to children and adults alike, and would make lovely additions to a child's bedroom or a unique wedding gift when given as a pair.

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