Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tortoise sighting

We had another tortoise sighting this weekend. It was a sweet lady trying to cross a gravel road. I had to stop and say hello. She quickly went into the grassy side. Happy Animal Wednesday.


15 comments:

sukipoet said...

the colors and markings on this tortoise are lovely. i always gulp with fear when i see a turtle or tortoise crossing the road. they are so slow. slow is good of course but i dont want them to get mashed.

i thank you for all your comments through the months on my blog. they are always kind and thoughtful. be well, Suki

PAK ART said...

I would love to get up close to a tortoise like that. I've seen them on the road when we've traveled and sadly many are dead. I'm glad you stopped to say hello and offer assistance if he wasn't moving quick enough.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

What a great sketch on it. My parents once had a tortoise in their yard. it stuck around for a long time and ate her plants. I think she finally gave it to someone with no flowers to eat. :)

marianne said...

Beautiful painting Lisa!
That you see them in the wild over there!!!!
Amazing. I love turtles.

HAW♥

soulbrush said...

I adore tortoises, well after raffies and ellies...HAW dear friend.

Margaret Ann said...

She wears her shell very well...wonderful illo Lisa!

Teri C said...

Lisa, that is an awesome painting! I thought it was a photo. I hate to see them crossing the road. Alway have to get out and help them out.

HAW

steviewren said...

I love the detail in your painting, especially in the feet!

Mim said...

I love that picture and love to watch turtles and tortoises. You caught the markings and overall look wonderfully!

Elizabeth Smith said...

I love the colors and the textures! Tortoises are wonderful creatures.

studio lolo said...

Nice!! I love turtles too. Their markings are as individual as fingerprints. HAW!

Q said...

My husband and I are friends of the tortoise.....I fell in love with him at age 19 when he stopped his car to help a turtle cross the street. He just pulled over, got out, took said turtle to safety and got back behind the wheel of his car. He never said a word about it. As if it was a normal activity....I fell head over heels in love with him. He still stops the car, helps the turtle and resumes his drive.
Wonderful drawing.....
Sherry

Quiet Paths said...

And a pretty lady at that. Your animal portraits always have such personality. What a thrill that would be to see.

SandyCarlson said...

You go, girls! Thanks for making my day.

Katiejane said...

Gosh, I just about never see these anymore! And they are not easy to draw either, but you did a danged good job!