Almost every day my husband and I go one a four mile walk which takes us through the Beaver Ponds in our home town of Lyons, Oregon. The ponds are not far from the Santiam River and John Neal State Park. They are full of beaver, geese, ducks, cranes, bull frogs, the occasional cougar and turtles.
This spring when the sun came out so did the turtles! I captured this fellow with my camera. I knew he would not stay for long to be sketched. I was really pleased with the pen sketch. Not so pleased when I added watercolor. Came back and looked at the watercolor version again and thought it was not too bad. So here it is. Click on either sketch for a closer view.