Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Red Eyed Tree Frog - 5 -

Red Eyed Tree Frog - 5 - Part 4

red eyed tree frog - acrylic - painting process

So this is how the next espisode continues. I used mixes of Blue Lake and Phthalo Blue to paint in the blue areas you see here. Thin dilutions of Blue Lake were used to accentuate some areas on the frog body too.

Then I used mixes of Orange, Medium Yellow and Brilliant Red to paint in details on the "hands and feet" of the frog. Finishing off with just Brilliant Red to colour in the eyes.

Burnt Sienna was used in the central 'vein' of the leaf to bring it out more and define some of the shadow. I had high hopes of using washes of the same colour to brown up the leaves which I think are looking too blue... Something else required my attention - so this is where I'm up to for now...

Art Expresion


  1. tiffany8:46 am

    this is so pretty !!

  2. This is very well painted picture for RETF.. =)

  3. Thanks Tiffany and RETF

    It's so much easier to paint something that is so inspiring.

    Red eyed tree frogs - I love them...

    Did you both get to see the finished painting?


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