Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Red Eyed Tree Frog - Red Series

My first red eyed tree frog painting (on the right hand side) and my latest frog - on the left.

red eyed tree frogs - acrylic paintings 80x100cm

If you would like to see the developmental stages of these pics, click on the label RED SERIES at the bottom of this post.

I painted over the mitre leaf in the painting on the left and changed the head of the frog from the 'camel humps' of the right to one 'hump' on the left.

So, lets have a vote on which frog painting you prefer - left or right? ...
Funny thing too about photographing my art - it never seems to be a 'true' reflection of the original...

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Friday, January 12, 2007

Red Eyed Tree Frog - side by side for comparison

There's only space on my viewing wall for one large painting at a time.
These tree frog paintings had to be placed side by side in the lounge.
I lay down in front of them to give an indication of how "big" they are but that looked a bit 'cheezy' so sent those pics straight to the recycle bin.

I think they are finished and ready for selling. You?...

Now I'm off to do another red background painting and will look at doing another tree frog painting in portait size since the frogs I've painted so far have been landscape orientated.
'til later.....

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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Red Eyed Tree Frog - 3 - "Green series"

Red Eyed Tree Frog - acrylic on canvas - green series

Red Eyed Tree Frog 3 - Part 5

And so the red eye tree frog painting develops to this...

I don't think I have been defeated by green.
In fact I'm now beginning to actually think this is the best frog painting I have done so far.

For the face I used a lot of lemon yellow and blue lake. No white at all in that mix.
When the painting dried, I used white for the highlights and fixed up the eyes some more.

My wife thinks there is too much white on the face so I might have to re-green the frog a little...
Anyway, the next pic on here will be the final of this painting and then I start another one with the red leaves.

- If you want to see the sequence of paintings for this, just click on the GREEN SERIES label beneath this post.

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