Friday, 7 April 2017

Painted Turtle

I'm working on ideas for my summer display at Kelowna Airport. In sorting through the types of wild life we have in the area, I came across some fabulous images of the undersides of painted turtles. The Northern Painted Turtle is a famliar sight sunning themselves in our smaller lakes and pools, but I had no idea their underbellies were so beautiful. The patterns appear to be almost like a fingerprint with each variation belonging to a particular turtle.

Painted Turtle
5.5" x 4" cold pressed watercolor paper
Original Watercolor by Sea Dean

I am also working on fabric designs derived from this painting.

And the originals in all their glory.