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This piece was inspired by my swimming with sea turtles a month before in the British Virgin Islands. After they got used to me I was able to get close enough to touch one. It felt much softer than I imagined, like velvet.
Shimmer 1
According to Merriam-Webster, the simple definition of shimmer is “to shine with a light that seems to move slightly”. In this painting I first covered the canvas with gold leaf metal, then I applied glazes with oil paint and walnut oil. It was my first time working this way with having the entire surface covered in gold and it certainly affected the oil glazes.
Shimmer framed