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Emily Brantley Poster featuring the painting Kauila Sea Turtle by Emily Brantley
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Kauila Sea Turtle Poster


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Kauila Sea Turtle poster by Emily Brantley.   Our posters are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All posters include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.

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Congratulations on your sale!

Very nice work ! Congrats on your sale.

I love this!! Beautiful detail of the turtle and shell!!

This is nice.

Congrats on your sale!!!

This painting reminds me of Hawaii

Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it. :)

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Awesome!! Congrats on your sale!

Congrats on your sale!!!!

Thank you so much, everyone, for your kind words! :)


Congrats on your sale!

Congratulations on your sale!

Congrats on your sale!

Excellent work.Congratulations on your sale.

Nice! I love that this is on wood, too. f v

Emily Brantley replied:

Thank you! Working on wood is my favorite--I love to take advantage of natural woodgrain!

The colors of your sea turtle and fish are wonderful. I like how you wrote about the legend of the sea turtle. I love Hawaii legends.

Emily Brantley replied:

Thank you! I try to make my colors as vibrant as they come in beautiful nature! Hawaii legends are so interesting, and the one about Kauila is particularly beautiful. :)

Beautifully done! V

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This piece depicts the turtle, Kauila, of Hawaiian mythology swimming in the swirly, crystal blue waters of Hawaii. A few tropical fish that are common to the area swim alongside her as she glides effortlessly through the water. Sea turtles are considered good luck and are highly revered by the Hawaiian people and are, in fact, an important part of their mythology. Here is the legend of Kauila the Sea Turtle: "Hawaiian legend, as reported by historian Mary Kawena Pukui, tells the story of a mystical sea turtle named Kauila, born on the black sandy shores of Punalu'u, in the district of Ka'u on the Big Island of Hawaii. Kauila was born the daughter of two supernatural sea turtles, the mother named Honupo'okea and the father named Honu'ea. Honupo'okea came out of the ocean to give birth to a very special egg, the color and shape similar to a piece of kauila wood. She buried her special egg in the sand to be warmed by the Hawaiian sun until ready to hatch. Before returning to the sea,...

About Emily Brantley

Emily Brantley

Born and raised in sunny Los Angeles, Emily lives near the beach and finds her inspiration from the beauty in nature and in people. Every plant, animal, and person is unique, and she seeks to capture the most beautiful parts of each in aspects of her paintings. An undying optimist, her art utilizes bright splashes of color that attract the eye and subject matters that bring a smile. Emily's work is being shown in galleries throughout southern California and is becoming a known entity in the south bay. Her free time is spent outside hiking or at the beach, having adventures, and investing in her friendships. She can often be found riding her beach cruiser along the strand in Hermosa and Manhattan Beach. Visit her website at...

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