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JAM Saylor_LoggerheadTurtleSkull,No.4

'Endangered Loggerhead Turtle Skull, No. 4_Gulf Oil Spill_It Just Takes One' ©2011
 by J A M Saylor. 

This painting was actually being painted the day of the explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.  Many of us were at our studios on the island of Key Biscayne, on the East Side of Florida, when a beautiful illuminated pink cloud appeared in the sky.  Many of the artists painted the pink cloud, but I was already working on this painting.  In the following days and weeks and months that the spill continued, I took some of the Miami Herald's articles and ripped the headlines out of the paper and put them into the body of the painting.  "It Just Takes One" are the five words I used from the Herald.  This painting was at Art Fusion Gallery in Miami but has just returned and is currently being shown at Nashville North Studios in Linwood, NJ.  Stop by to see it in person.

American Crocodile, JAM Saylor, an American Nature Painter Buccaneer Palm Tree, by JAM Saylor, an American Nature Painter

'American Crocodile', No. 1 ©2013
Original Acrylic Painting on Gallery Wrap Canvas.
16" x 30" x 2"

'Buccaneer Palm Tree', Diptych ©2013
Original Acrylic Paintings on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Each Canvas 2' x 4' x 2"

      Endangered Species can encompass both animal and plant life.  The American Crocodile and the 'Buccaneer Palm Tree' have joined the Endangered Series. 
Judith painted the Loggerhead Turtle series on the beach where the turtles lay their eggs, in Crandon Park on the island of Key Biscayne, Florida.  As you can see in the painting 'Loggerhead Turtle Skull No. 1', a tear is just under the right orbit.  Judith did not know at the time of the painting that turtles cry when they lay their eggs, but was told this after the painting was completed.  It is said that they cry to keep the sand out of their eyes, but who knows for sure?
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of any painting from the Endangered Species Series will automatically be donated to a non-profit group that enables their survival.  Please go the the page 'About the Artist' to click on the links to two of the non-profits and see what they are doing today and what you can do tomorrow, to help ensure their future.

Loggerhead Turtle Skull No. 1, a painting by Ameican Nature Painter, Judith A. Maddox Saylor at JAMS Artworks.

'Loggerhead Turtle Skull No. 1'©2013

Original acrylic on canvas (20" x 20") 
Giclee on canvas (12" x 12") 

The Loggerhead Turtle is on the endangered species list and needs our help to  survive. 
Between the catastrophic weather and predators,
this ancient creature may be doomed without our intervention.

'Loggerhead Turtle Skull No. 2' ©2010

Original Acrylic on canvas (24" x 30") 
Giclee on canvas (16" x 20") 

Here, Judith viewed the skull's profile and found another perspective.  
The turtle guards her eggs under the rise of the full moon. 

Loggerhead Turtle Skull No. 2, a painting by American Nature Painter, Judith A. Maddox Saylor at JAMS Artworks.

Loggerhead Turtle Skull Orbit, a painting by American Nature Painter, Judith A. Maddox Saylor at JAMS Artworks.

'Loggerhead Turtle Skull Orbit No. 1' ©2013

Original acrylic on canvas (12" x 12") 

The view through the eye of another species is often so very different from our own. 
Judith was captivated by the heart shape of the turtles orbit (eye socket).