So I know this is a little late in coming, but here is the final installment my work from the Huyck Preserve…
One afternoon while driving back from out with a few of the other researchers, we found this adorable snapping turtle along the edge of the road. She had crawled up from the edge of Lake Myosotis to lay her eggs at the edge of the road. This was the first time I had ever seen a turtle laying eggs and while fascinating, I was also a bit nervous to get too close, for fear of being bitten.
In this piece, I hoped to share this special moment with others. I decided to do this piece in watercolor. I only had a limited pallet, as I wasn’t able to bring my paints. One of my fellow artists, was kind enough to share her paints with me.
The time I spent out at the Edmond Niles Huyck Preserve and Biological Station was a very special one and I am so thankful that I was given the opportunity. I hope you have enjoyed my work inspired by this very beautiful place and I hope that you may be lucky enough to visit this place as well.