Hope this Valentine’s Day finds you all well.
Today’s piece is my first attempt to paint a creature. I was attracted to painting this from the wonderful varieties of colour on these tiny tree frogs.
This little guy took approximately a month to complete. Using a slate, I first painted the background with acrylics and washes and the frog himself by using oils. The original background had been Indian Red colours which I changed to a mix of Cadmium Yellow Indian Yellow and a touch of Sienna.
I believe it is quite fitting on this special day to post him for all the folks out there in our world who may wish they had a frog to kiss … just in case!
Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone !