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 ┬áis a mix of ┬áivory 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.