First Plunge for a Baby Sea Turtle

“First Plunge Baby VI” is a new 36″ square heavy gallery wrap, ready to hang. I am intrigued by how as soon as they hatch, the little sea turtles climb out of a mound of sand and instinctively make their way to the surf. Such brave little ones. I have been exploring making my brush strokes more impressionistic but deliberate.

first plunge baby vi 36x36

Sea Turtles are one of my favorite themes for original paintings.

“Sea Turtles in the Current” is 36×36″ highly texture, palette knife painting that I started several years ago. 2018 arrived and I was determined to finish it. Working this abstractly really forces me to apply paint in a very concise way.  Metallic golds peek out from the heavy paint strokes

Sea Turtles in the Current 30x30

Some of the areas in the painting have gold metallic touches and plaster dimensional knife strokes.

 

turtle detail gold