One of my many hobbies is 18th century reenactment and I am fascinated by that period in botanical and naturalist exploration. This past holiday season I wanted to give a few of the ladies small handmade gifts. I chose tiny paintings in tiny frames and tried to stay with plants and animals that were already named and could be found in Florida.
For the delightful Miss Elizabeth I chose to paint Sunrise Tellin (Tellina radiata) Linnaeus, 1758 in honor of her love of beachcombing.
3x3 inches on plate Bristol board. Watercolor gouache and ink. 2010