Tuesday, May 22, 2012


This is a handsome little freshwater mussel called a deertoe (Truncilla truncata) they range in color from this aqua blue to green to almost red-orange.  This is my first attempt to illustrate one of these beautiful creatures but I am sure it wont be my last.


afk said...

wow the colours are amazing! You definitively should do more!!! love it!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I think you captured this deertoe beautifully.

Feathers said...

What a lovely shell. Beautiful job.