Turtle Tail is a bright new watercolour painting of adult and baby turtle, inspired after I recently have been reading up on green sea turtles.
Turtle Tail is available as Medium & Large Mounted Print, Framed Prints, Framed with Poem, Greeting Card, Bookmark, Fridge Magnet, and Coaster.
Usual delivery time in the UK is 2-3 working days. Canvas Prints and Coasters and occasionally made to order. Please allow up to 10 days for delivery.
Original not for sale but I can paint a new version on request.
The poem below, written by the artist is included with each Medium & Large Mounted Print and is printed on the reverse of the greeting card, making it an extra lovely gift.
Gliding with ease grazing the ocean floor
Under the cloak of night the sea turtle comes ashore
The task ahead only a mother can endure
Flippers digging the nest to lay her eggs once more
This journey she makes in the summer each year
As she labours her eyes stream turtle tears
Then she covers her eggs returning to the sea
How she navigates her journey is still a mystery
The warmth of the sand shall determine whether
They are females who nest or males who swim forever
The hatchlings are drawn to the first brightest light
Breaking free from a shell under stars shining bright
From the many that are born not all can be saved
It’s a desperate struggle from the beach to a wave
The first taste of salt water abandons all fears
This is how it has been for a million years
The future of sea turtles is in our fragile hands
All artwork and poems copyright protected by the Artist. Sarah Reilly, Love Country by Sarah Reilly. All rights reserved.