Sunday, June 08, 2008

Colored Aristocracy


Here is a sketch of a painted turtle that I did based on an actual field-collected specimen! I have been taking a Nature Writing course for the past three weeks. Each class day has involved going outdoors and finding things to write about, so I used those newly acquired skills in depicting this little guy who was found in the road not far from the house by Richard, on the way home from a run. After sketching and observing the turtle, we returned him to the approximate spot where he was found. Although there's not much earth-shattering news around here, I thought my faithful and occasional readers alike might like to get a glimpse into the quiet yet colorful world of nature!
Colored Aristocracy is a great tune from the Fiddler's Fakebook that Richard happens to be playing on the piano at the moment, along with a CD. We like to put music on and practice along to someone other than ourselves!

2 comments:

Jen said...

Avery likes the turtle sketch!

MaGreen said...

beatiful!!!! i'd love to see more of your field drawings!