It seems that sea turtles capture the imagination of almost everyone. They are huge and non-threatening, and their hatchlings are as cute as can be. We are preparing, here in South Florida, for the turtle protection season and as my outdoor showing season has ended, my volunteering to protect the sea turtle hatchlings begins. We are currently in our annual training period with the South Florida Audubon Society and as the month of May approaches, we will start to see evidence of turtle nests on the beach. In June, I should have my scheduled 2 nights a week in place and by July we will be busy, busy, handling multiple nests as they hatch. Given that we had such a warm winter, it will be interesting to see if nesting starts earlier and this whole schedule gets pushed up. We will see.
As for my paintings, I have sold almost all my originals which is quite exciting. The above turtle is my latest painting, which is now available to purchase, and is my largest turtle original to date (12×16). I also paint small ones of varying sizes.
I like to promote my prints as well, especially on metal and acrylic from Fine Art America. Prints allow for larger or smaller sizes depending on need. The metal or acrylic prints give a clean, contemporary look and are quite appealing. Recently I sold 2 small prints on metal as a duo. I love that. The small size looks great in multiples…2 or 3 in a grouping. I will be adding to the collection, so stay tuned.