Elena Parashko Australian Artist

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During my artist residency in the Maldives, I was inspired by the abundance of marine life, so I had to paint a turtle. I began by covering the whole canvas with the impression of rays of sunlight shining through clear water. Then I drew the turtle onto this background and painted its skin with a creamy colour using acrylics.

It was fun to start detailing the turtle by painting the intricate arrangement of scales on its head and flippers with a dark brown. The scales are like an amazing mozaic pattern.

This is a detail of the turtle's face. Painting the eye with its sparkle really started to bring the turtle to life.

The final stage was to paint the shell with a variety of greeny-brown colours.
"Sea Turtle", acrylic, 30 x 40 cm, by Elena Parashko.

View time lapse video of the painting of "Sea Turtle" ...



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