Originally a watercolor painted in 2003 as a wedding gift for a friend who loves turtles (GO Terrapins!!!), this image suggested itself to me as appropriate for a friendship card. It probably has too much jpeg artifaction to produce a good quality print in anything much larger, but it would probably come out ok in a matted or a small mounted or laminated print. Anything larger and it might pick up some pixilation.
FINALLY … 25 May 2011, broke the 5000 view mark!
I photographed the original painting before mailing it to my newlywed friend, and it has been processed in photoshop for posting on RB, to correct any color or contrast problems stemming from any lighting or focus problems created by the photography.
Here is the reference photo, found on the internet, that I used to model my wedding gift turtle painting on. When my friend who loves turtles was getting married, I could not resist this image for a pair of newlyweds.