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'Sleeping by the Sea' Land Tortoise

'Sleeping by the Sea' Land Tortoise

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This beautiful land tortoise of La Digue ,Seychelles,I photoed last February as he sprawled in slumber by the roadside outside his home. He weighed at least 150 kg.
I transposed him in the painting to the beach on the other side of the road where he would not in reality be allowed to go just in case he decided to head out to sea!... There are many tales of intrepid tortoises and I have some funny stories of my own about these wonderful reptiles.
The takamaka tree breaks up the horizon, and mirrors some of the tones in the carapace.
I kept the colours fairly pure and embellished with a touch of metallic watercolour paint.
The total size of work, with a white mount, is 9" x9".

Painting size is 4.75" x 4.75"
Painted on Fabriano Classico 5, 140 lb (HP) watercolour paper,

Backed with artists' greyboard and cellophane wrapped for presentation.
Certificate of Authenticity signed by myself accompanies each original.
The painting will be carefully flat packaged in a strong cardboard envelope and dispatched within 12 hours of notice of the order

W 8.98" x H 8.98"
W 22.80 cm x H 22.80 cm
Watercolour paper, Fabriano Classico 5 , 140 lb (HP)
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About the Artist

Apart from an 'A' level in Art, Elizabeth is self-taught. She has painted throughout her life on a daily basis and it is a source of joy and constant exploration for her. The passion she feels for her work is expressed in her diverse subject matter and use of vibrant colours. Growing up in a sm...

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