Oil painting – Flying turtle

I love turtle. I want to paint a turtle but I don’t want to paint it in water. I guess every time when I see the word “turtle” I think about sea water. So I want to try something different. When I watched the kid’s show “Wild Kratts” on PBS with my little ones, I am interested in their idea about a turtle shape flying base. They call it “Tortuga” in the show. Fascinating 😀

So I thought about flying turtle, a real turtle. I decide to put a magical sigil on its back in the end because I don’t think a pair of wings would look good on a turtle. It should be big, gigantic and flying at cruising speed in a very relaxation way. It flies over a neighborhood on a sunny day with some puffy clouds. There maybe only one flying turtle, but also could be more. Maybe you would see a belt of flying turtles moving over the sky and into space.

Somehow the ocean and space are essentially the same. That is why they call the spaceship a “ship”, not a “plane”.

I hope you enjoy this piece.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays~ ❤

Looking forward Year 2022.

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My paintings are an outlet to express the imagination I have inside my head that I can not put into words. After trying many mediums, I always find myself coming back to paint and brushes. In my current artistic practice, I use oil paint and mainly create portraits of mythical creatures and animals transfixed in the shifting colours of seascapes and landscapes. There is a natural spirit and magic to these creatures and their energy draws me in. Choosing to paint these creatures as real living wildlife rather than abstractions, I use bold and vivid colours to express the imaginary intertwined with reality, finding magic between the seams. Using a saturated colour palette, I create bold and striking imagery, contrasted between foreground and background, subject and landscape, and light and darkness. Weaving their bodies and the surface of the landscape into each other through organic forms and flowing brush strokes, I find beauty, strength and innocence in these creatures that reflect my inner world.