Friday, June 4, 2010

loggerhead sea turtle


worldwide status:
endangered

They grow to be more than 84 inches (7 feet)
and live to about 67 years old.

Per Wikipedia: In the Atlantic Ocean, the greatest concentration of loggerheads is along the southeastern coast of North America and in the Gulf of Mexico. Very few loggerheads are found along the European and African coastlines. Florida is the most popular nesting site with over 67,000 nests built per year. (Read more HERE)

11 comments:

*jean* said...

o my friend, your love shines through...there are no words

Amy said...

oh I do love the seaturtle's

Carola Zajdman said...

This is so so sad

Creative Carmelina said...

oh kimmie..this is beautifully painted..i love your warm tones...and the paper you've worked on is simply luscious!

come by and see my watercolour owl painting post for today! i guess today's theme is animal creatures! in warm tones! hehe

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I saw a real "dead" turtle posted on my artist of the day's blog yesterday. It made me sick to my stomach. I had trouble sleeping because of it. You are so wonderful to have created this series of watercolors. Thank you SO much for this link.

ooglebloops said...

Your frog and loggerhead are beautiful!!! The oil spill is a sin, and the fact that it is still spewing 45+ days later is unfathomable. My brother phrased it- Mother Earth is bleeding out....:>(

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhh,Kimmie . . . . if only love and concern could save these precious animals. . . . Your tribute is beautiful. I can't bear to see the pictures of creatures smothered in oil. I cry every time I see them. Your series gives me hope. Blessings & Hugs, Terri xoxo

Dianne said...

Wow Kimmie... I love your water colors... this guy is fantastic and I love that you are educating people about their status!

willow said...

Lovely painting!

Re: your comment, I thought you might enjoy seeing this...

http://www.pinnaclearts.com/artist.php?id=445

Joie Moring said...

i see the sea turtle as THE most precious species ... tho' there are so many delicate and precious ones to keep in our minds and hearts.

we are sad beyond words too...and find ourselves feeling so much anger over the sickening big oil control (of our government) and being allowed to 'self-monitor' their safety and disaster plans (which we now know are a complete hoax), and over unseen toxic effects to people, animals, the earth...

your heartfelt tributes are so appreciated

Linda said...

This is a beautiful painting Kimmie; I really love the colours. I have been lucky enough to see these around the coast of Zante......I suppose they are the lucky ones now.