This was a piece I worked on a long long time ago. My mom wanted a seascape with a sea turtle, but working at this large size is a struggle for me. I have another commission now, that is the exact same size, and I am having the same struggle.
The turtle is finally finished now, I just need to take some good photos of it before posting. I am in love with the finished product, so I want to make sure the photo does it justice.
This piece was done completely in oil paint and the long dry times helped me greatly when working on the background. However, it does add time to the entire process.
On another note, getting good images of art is pretty difficult when they are too large to scan.