Posts Tagged ‘turtle’
Saturday, April 14th, 2012
Twitter has once again given us our theme for the day, this time from @EmperorzNou whose presence there is partially my fault anyway. *cough* He asked for a mutant turtle perhaps in his teens of the ninja variety, or something like that, and thus you have an inexpertly weeble-ified turtle with obligatory pizza.
Friday, September 23rd, 2011
I made this little guy in a very similar manner to the Opera Squid, except I mixed rich quinacridone gold with the grey-green zoisite genuine for his palette. He gets his name from one of Lovecraft’s favorite adjectives, which means scaly, and from the texture created when the granular zoisite settles out of the mix, leaving the quinacridone to stain the paper gold.
Squamous Turtle, 7″x5″ watercolor on paper, nfs (sold).
Monday, September 13th, 2010
After I painted a sea turtle for my contest winner, I decided I wanted to do another one just for the heck of it. This little painting depicts a green sea turtle swimming in shallow ocean waters, frolicking through the sunbeams streaming in from above. He’s a perfect size to fit in a little niche on a bookshelf, desk, or side table.
Sea Turtle, 2.75″ x 2.75″ oil on canvas, nfs (sold). This painting comes with a little 5″ wooden easel for display.
First, I laid down the background, fading from the sunlit top of the water to a clear blue near the bottom, including the edges of the tiny canvas. Then I added in the turtle himself, or at least his shape, which had to dry before I could put in his details and create the charming fellow you see above.
You can see how the finished product looks on a shelf with some other tiny paintings (and a little friend) here: