Owl, Wolves, and Turtles is part of an ongoing series of paintings that I started in December 2022, and I’m aiming to make a dozen of the same size in the series.
This was drawn with Micron markets and Faber Castell brush markers on an 18″ x 24″ sheet of watercolor paper. Acrylics were then used to layer color over the drawing until it was richly colored in a way that couldn’t be replicated digitally. I developed this process over the last twenty years, where I learned that thin layers of color create a much more vibrant “glow” than a single thinker layer of paint. Next, iridescent paint was used on the water to bring a subtle vibrance to the dark blue/green color of the sea.
I was thinking of the infamous “Three Moon Wolves” t-shirt and trying to skirt the line between cheesy and serious.
This is a giant jpeg with over 14,000 x 10,000 pixels resolution. It can be blown up and projected to a gigantic size or printed at 48″ x 36″.