Thursday, March 14, 2013

"Sea Turtle Study" By Debra Tritt Kreiger

Sea Turtle Study 10"x8.5" on 140lb Arches paper
In preparation for a larger painting I just finished up this head study of a green sea turtle. The colors are exaggerated but the anatomy is accurate. I just fell in love with her as she was sunning herself on a Hawaiian beach. They are extraordinary creatures but they are endangered. Sea turtles have been on this earth so long they have seen the dinosaurs come and go, but they might not survive the cruel hands of our modern society if things don't change.
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10 comments:

Cecelia Lyden said...

What a great start--amazing details and beautiful colors and values.

Michael LeKites said...

Hey, I love this! Really nice!

Kathy Michels said...

Beautiful colors! I love the softness and the details.

Sue Marrazzo said...

This is amazing, Deb!
What awesome colors.

Debra Kreiger said...

Thanks all. I have not started the big piece yet, but plan on it asap!

Julie Riker said...

This is great Deb! I love sea turtles...saw a lot of them when I was in St. John.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Such amazing color and textures - I am really looking forward to seeing your big piece!

Tatiana Myers said...

Excellent, Deb! You are totally ready for the big one!

Sunny said...

Beautiful! I love the colors!

Debra Kreiger said...

Thank you everyone. Starting the big one!