Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Two for one!

Today's post has two paintings because I did not post yesterday. Time got away from me and I went to bed simply forgetting to post the Crab from Monday.

  The painting for today is a small sea turtle. We have record numbers of sea turtle nests this year. This is thanks in part I am sure to the leave only footprints program which started this spring. Our turtle walks are much more pleasant, with only small amounts of garbage and no equipment to haul out of the water because the tide has overtaken the stuff left on the beach overnight. I have had to dig out shower curtains, partially buried for personal swimming pools. Beach chairs, broken floats, beach toys and so much other stuff! Grateful for this new program on the beach. This morning found another nest in our section of the beach that we patrol. This nest had to be moved immediately as the tide was threatening to wash over the babies in their newly laid shells. Another one to watch, this one won't hatch until October!

Turtle 6 x 6, Acrylic on canvas,
Blue  Crab 12 x 12 Acrylic on canvas
Days 42 and 43 of the 100 days~100 paintings

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