Monday, November 21, 2011

Turtle on a Fence

Alex Haley, author of the book Roots, had a painting on his wall of a turtle on a fencepost.  When people praised him for his accomplishments, he would say, "I am like that turtle.  He didn't get where he is without help."

It was a little tricky to paint this one, since my favorite position of Haley was in black and white, so I had to imagine the color.  I still need a lot of practice painting dark skin.

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