Not Just Any Turtle

I was asked by a neighbor to make a small turtle painting for a gift. I am all about painting turtles so I was thrilled. Folk art sea turtles are my favorite. I was inspired years ago by a gift my husband gave me when he was playing music in Australia. It was a handmade necklace from a street vendor and he had wrapped in some paper with little Australian folk turtle designs on it. I still have the paper in my art supplies and pull it out often for inspiration.

Our neighbor is a big fan of author, Mary Alice Monroe. Monroe is involved with a group called The Turtle Team that help protect sea turtles. I painted four to give her a choice and because I was having so much fun. This one happens to be my favorite.

Wise turtle right here.