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10-23-2014, 03:02 PM
I got a request from a friend to do a painting of frogs. She didn't specify which frogs, there are many verities, so I choose the most colorful ones
I could find. These two I found on Google Images, not together, but individually and thought they would work great together.
Then, because I don't have any jungle pictures in my files, I searched for
Costa Rica Jungle, to get an idea what jungle plants might work for me.

So here is the finished, I think, piece. Acrylic on gallery canvas, 12 x 24.


I haven't varnished it yet, waiting for it to cure a week or so.

C & C welcome

chammi kaiser
10-23-2014, 03:10 PM
Mary those are so cute and delightfully painted. I love tree frogs. We had them in a tree in our garden in South Africa but they certainly kept us awake!!!!

10-24-2014, 12:54 PM
Nice work.

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10-25-2014, 05:06 AM
I love frogs and I like it that you've made them look like they are in the wild.

10-25-2014, 08:20 AM
Thank you all for stopping by and taking the time to comment. It always helps encourage one to keep doing what they love.
This was a fun piece to work on and I may just do more of these charming little creatures.

10-25-2014, 01:30 PM
I like this. The composition and design have a kind of Art nouveau feel.

10-25-2014, 02:27 PM
Thanks Colin. I like that. :)

10-25-2014, 05:38 PM
Very nice composition and I like the wide format.
Great work Maria.

Charlie's Mum
10-27-2014, 01:26 PM
They're such cute-looking creatures!
Nice painting so I hope friend is happy with it too!:)

10-27-2014, 10:28 PM
They look so cute. Boy, are they loud! We have them in the trees all around the house. I love listening to them and you've made them look so appealing.

10-27-2014, 10:38 PM
They are certainly colorful little critters. I like the composition you've put together. Your friend should be pleased.

10-28-2014, 08:50 AM
Thank you ladies for looking at my finished piece and your nice compliments.
My client, a young woman whom I've know since the day she was born, was beyond thrilled with her painting. She had been looking for a painting of frogs, her collection item, for years. Here's her comments.

"By one of the great, talented, woman whom I have the honor to say was a great part of my life! Thank you, Mary Bales, you've made a dream come true!"

How sweet is that and how pleased I am to have "made her dream come true". What could be better.

10-28-2014, 10:51 AM
Mary: great job and your friend will love the painting. Well done.

11-03-2014, 02:01 AM
Nicely done! I am sure your friend will be thrilled with this!