For over a week I've been focused on an image, a photo of a honu ( sea turtle ). I played with this photo in a new app I have on my iPhone called Enlight. At first it was just a fun way to pass time because I was bored. But the more I played with the tools on Enlight the more I was liking the results.
I began by doing an abstract underpainting on a 10x10 canvas, using burnt sienna, cooper, green and yellow ocher. Once that dried I wanted to add texture, something to match the background of my altered photo. I came up with the idea to use an old netted body scrub thingy. ( see photo below )
I'm going to do this painting again with a 20x20 canvas. I plan on making the honu smaller and I'll add the corner details from my concept image. I think that added detail will give the painting the Hawaiian feel I'm going for.
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