Facebook is amazing. Ran across a photographer who loves loves loves to photograph sea turtles as much as I love love love to paint them: Julie Suess. That’s her facebook link (LIKE IT!), THIS is her website.
So, it was wonderful to connect with a fellow sea turtle lover, and translate her photos into partially abstract, partially realist art. Thank you Julie, Glad we met!
Take a close look at the reflections – just a hodge podge of my favorite colors., and completely abstract when you zoom in. For the water I tried to capture the aqua water of the Bahamas where I see one of these beauties almost every time I jump in with mask, snorkel and fins.
The painting really popped when I added the dark purple outlines in the reflection. A wonderful experience to paint!
Reflections of a turtle….. painted in a stressful time of my life, but helped me to remember to just rise to the surface, take a big breath, and CARRY ON.