Today, I worked on accurately drawing the turtle, getting the darkest colors on the canvas, applying color to the shell and adding more color to the background.
The shell color is a mix of ivory black, zinc white, and burnt umber mixed together to make a warm gray. To this base, the colors magnesium, thalo blue and a touch of ultramarine blue were added. It still isn’t exactly as I want it, but it’s not done, yet.
One of the things I like about oil painting is that there is always time to make changes.