Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Sea Gives and The Sea Takes. This time it Gives at Indian Rocks Beach

Artists: Violetta, Helen and Mary Rose paint triptych at Indian Rocks Beach - Photo by Karen Altpeter
They want a painting of the ocean.  The request a triptych. One panel painted by each artist which when hung forms one cohesive scene.  Just the sand, the ocean and sky.  Light to be late afternoon when shadows are longest.  The weather is co-operating and progress is made.   Some say the sea takes but we say the sea has given.
Cooper and Rusty Walker with Megalodon  shark's tooth at Indian Rocks Beach.Photo Brian Goff, Beach Bee
Just along the shore from us, Belleair resident Rusty Walker and son Cooper are thrilled to have found a Megalodon shark's tooth. The Megalodon shark has been extinct for millions of years. It is believed to be anywhere from 2.5 to 10 million years old.  Jay Jolin from as been collecting and selling sharks teeth. He explained sharks teeth fall out, sink to the bottom and are imbedded in the sediment that acts as a cocoon preserving them all that time.  The value of this tooth is in the region of $2,000. When the tooth was found Cooper ran around all over the beach showing people his find.

Megalodon shark's tooth Photo by Rusty Walker.

Rusty and Cooper agree that the sea gives.

What treasure have you found by the ocean.


  1. Beautiful, beautiful sea know how much I am enjoying painting the sea(Helen).

  2. Hello Kerrie

    It was such a perfect day for painting the sea and the ebb and flow was gentle. Don't you find, like sunsets, the sea differs each day and one must work fast.

    Thank you for stopping.

    Helen xx

  3. Hello Helen:
    So nice of you to drop my and read my blog. I don't think we've met, but I would like to get to know you better, and what better way than to look at and admire your beautiful artwork. I'll be stopping back real soon.
    Thanks again for leaving that lovely comment about my Mother.
    How did you find me?

  4. Purple Flowers

    Thank you for following and welcome to our blog.

    We shall look forward to your return visits.

    I, too, look forward to knowing you
    Helen xx