Wednesday, July 21, 2010

kemp's ridley hatchling


here's the little guy
I've decided to focus on the turtles for the rest of my series
they tug at my heart the most.

to read more about this particular sweetie pie
here are a couple of good links:
and

For how the oil spill is affecting them:



11 comments:

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhhh, Kimmie!!! He's too precious in more ways than one. You've captured his persona beautifully with this lovely watercolor. Beautiful work! Hugs, Terri xoxo

ooglebloops said...

I have a weakness for turtles, frogs, and toads- this little guy is wonderful!!!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

another precious and wonderful critter Kimmie ... you are a watercolorist extraordinare!
oxo

Lovely World said...

Beautiful drawing, and thanks for the links. I have enjoyed reading over the last couple of week's posts (I have been quite distracted from blogging by some personal stressors). Your words and images are profound. Even though the well is theoretically "capped" I have not been able to rest easy when thinking about that region - or our oceans in general (also with the current spill in China).

Yvonne said...

You captured him perfectly Kimmie. :) They released 90 more hatchlings yesterday morning on Padre Island. I didn't get to be there at this release, but I was there in spirit. It's amazing...they let them out on the sand and as soon as the sun comes up they start running for the water. After that....the odds are getting greater against them.

Dianne said...

I love your paintings...

Odd Chick said...

I love the longing and need in his eyes. so perfectly beautiful Kimmie!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Glad to see you have resumed your series. The turtles are a great way to complete it. I love what you are painting and this latest work is no exception. Thanks for the links and the information.

ale said...

dear kimmie!!l love your little guy turtle!!! your series are coming so beautifull and full of compromise!!
l love how looks your blog with the changes!!! muchisimos besos kimmie and happy,sunny and beautifull weekend!!

*jean* said...

beautiful! you've captured it perfectly...

Studio Sylvia said...

When I look at your turtle, it reads 'hope' and 'survival.'