This is the second painting in my series of Sea Turtles. I mentioned in the first sea turtle post that I help protect the hatchlings so they make it safely to the ocean. By the end of this month of June, my husband and I will have our assignments for 2 nights a week which will continue at least until the end of September. It’s a long stretch but an enjoyable one which we look forward to all winter and spring. From the beach where we swim I can already see 10 or more nests. The nests are staked and marked off with colored tape, including information as to when the nest was laid and what type of turtle has nested. We have 3 types of turtles in this area: leatherback, the largest and earliest nesting turtle; loggerhead, with the largest head and laying the largest number of nests; and, green, the smallest number of nests, which push all the way to the back of the beach, hoping for a dune environment in which to lay their eggs.
My paintings aren’t meant to portray any specific type of turtle. I have not delved deeply enough into the world of identification and prefer a less scientific approach to my paintings. I do however, like to provide a variety of color with each painting.
In celebration of the sea turtle season, I have special pricing on printed merchandise utilizing the images from my series. For people who love turtles, this may be just the thing. Click links directly beneath the image above.