I was asked a while ago to paint a turtle in trade for a gorgeous silk scarf, and finally got around to it. This is our family pet, Plato the Greek Tortoise, who is not yet hibernating. Not sure if he will- he's a pretty fun guy who likes to clamber around the living room, bumping into the furniture and pushing aside the shoe collection., gathering a scum of dust bunnies along the rim of his shell.
Because of the light and the fact I was painting with a different shade of yellow, I feel that the browns on this one really pop! It was darn fun to paint!
6x6 acrylic on panel, SOLD