Turtle Painting – Week 2

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.

turtle painting

Progress was made today on the turtle painting.

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One thought on “Turtle Painting – Week 2

  1. Natalie, this is brilliant! I loved reading all the colors used! As a non-artist I greatly admire your talent.
    Nancy

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