Saturday, September 12, 2009
Looking up to Elders
Oil on sized and gessoed paper. Turtles of Beaver Lake. They are always there sunning themselves in the same spots and while I was there for 7 days in a row I noticed this little guy who couldn't quite make it up the big log to be with the bigger turtles so he would rest on the small log and stare longingly in their direction. He tried multiple times to climb up but was just too small. I couldn't help but paint him in with all his determined valor. My little niece suggested the title of the piece and I think it suites well.