This little guy is trapped in my backyard - has been for six or seven years now. He shows up about once a year (like a reptilian comet) when the Summer's heat gets to be too much for him. I think I must have missed his previous appearance because this year he seemed to be much larger than last time I saw him.
Anyway, I took a few photos with my new digital camera, and they turned out so well, I just had to paint it.
Box Turtle 30x40" - $800