Best Friends Forever by Ginny Schmidt


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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.

The design is also adpted for a T.

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  • Angela Stewart
    Angela Stewartabout 7 years ago

    This is so adorable…beautiful work!

  • aphoto4you
    aphoto4youabout 7 years ago

    nice work

  • Ginny Schmidt
    Ginny Schmidtabout 7 years ago

    Thanks very much. I am getting ready to put it up also as a T-shirt.

  • Kalena Chappell
    Kalena Chappellabout 7 years ago

    this is cute!

  • StacyLee
    StacyLeeabout 7 years ago

    This is gorgeous! You are talented!

  • artyrau
    artyraualmost 7 years ago

    I love this one!

  • TrEaSuReDiMaGeS
    TrEaSuReDiMaGeSalmost 7 years ago

    This is so precious!! Love the title and it’s gorgeous :-) Well done

  • Ginny Schmidt
    Ginny Schmidtalmost 7 years ago

    Originally titled The Honeymooners, I changed it to broaden the appeal. A friend who loves turtles was getting married, and I was too cheap to buy a wedding present, so I painted this for her. I went online to various turtle websites looking for a model to paint from. Imagine my surprise when I found these two, posed just like this! Too perfect for the occasion to pass up.

  • clau
    claualmost 7 years ago

    Adorable artwork, Ginny!!!…I love this!

  • Jocelyn Hyers
    Jocelyn Hyersalmost 7 years ago

    Great artwork … so adorable …

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