Sunday, August 1, 2010

Little Green Frog

Every time I go to the Art Challenge blogs, I think, oh I must try that.  And I just never seem to get there!  

But James Parker's Windows to the Words challenge blog is the one that I do seem to manage!  Maybe because most of the others are landscapes, which terrify me, and James' blog posts wonderful images like this Little Green Frog which I can manage to do in one session.

43 comments:

marty said...

hello Liz ! j'aime les grenouilles et je les trouve drôles ! quand j'ai vu la tienne avec ses grands yeux étonnés, j'ai ri aussi !
elle est superbe !
bisous

Carol Blackburn said...

He's a cutie, Liz.

Prabal said...

I was feeling a little low right now (Just finished a bad painting) and then I open my pc and see this frog of yours and there was a big smile on my face. Need I say any more?? :)

jason said...

very cool.I love it.

Dean H. said...

Love this frog, Liz!! So painterly and so perfectly done!

Charlene Brown said...

I had a look at James Parker's challenge,,, You're right -- his photos are wonderful. And I think the green frog is even more appealing as a painting, and a delightful thumbnail in my blog list!

Krista Hasson said...

I love it, he is just perfect :)

Marian Fortunati said...

Lovely... I really like James Parker's challenges but rarely seem to be able to meet the deadline.

WELL DONE, Liz... really great... It's almost ready to leap off the screen!!

laura said...

He's wonderful, Liz. I love the blue highlights and the dark greens of the background. Someone who handles green so well should have no fear of landscapes!

Dabblerteer said...

The photo was very good, but your interpretation sings!

Artscapes said...

It's a real nice counterpoint to the Gulf of Mexico, Liz. Risk for Profit should not supersede happy frogs.

Anthony Duce said...

Love your painting of the frog. You've done him proud, made him so very special.

Manon Doyle said...

Your frog made me smile, Liz!! He's awesome!!

Benny and Lily said...

what a great painting
Benny & Lily

rachelsstudio.com said...

LOVE your frog and duck, really nice!!! I would LOVE to come to Africa some day!!!

Mineke Reinders said...
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Mineke Reinders said...

No matter what animal you paint, you always capture its personality so well. This little guy is adorable!

Arti said...

You painted this fellow so well! Actually I had him on my board,too but unfortunately never got around doing it!And now its August!Love your brushwork in this one, Liz.

padmaja said...

I can see that you did him with such simple yet sweeping strokes that shows you confidence to handle the subject, he is very cute!

AutumnLeaves said...

This is one bright eyed and gorgeous little frog, Liz! I have to say that I don't feel quite as scared of landscapes as I do of figures or still lifes. I love how you have his little toes wrapped over the edge of the leaf. In fact, I love how you handled the leaf itself!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

DARLING!!!!

Barbara Pask said...

What a cute painting. The green little frog jumps off of the green background, love the hints of blue on him.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Liz, this is a stunning piece of artwork! Very well done!

Watercolorist said...

What a neat painting. You certainly know how to handle green. Landscapes should be a breeze for you.
Jean

Becky said...

I love this little fella! Are you familiar with Beanie Babies? I have a little green frog beanie baby that sits on a shelf in my bathroom. Your frog reminds of him.

Art with Liz said...

First of all, my apologies for not answering your wonderful messages - I've been AWOL from my computer for a few days - no excuse, just missing.

Dear Marty thank you and I'm glad my little frog made you laugh.


Thank you Carol.

Art with Liz said...

A great joy to make you smile Prabal!


Thank you so much Jason.

Art with Liz said...

I did slap the paint on a bit Dean! You're a good influence!


Hi Charlene, thank you. I love James' sense of humour as well as the great pics he gives us to do.

Art with Liz said...

Gosh Krista, thank you so much.


Hi there Marian, thank you for that. There are so many wonderful challenges out there - so little time...

Art with Liz said...

That is so nice of you Laura. I love mixing greens but when faced with the great outdoors, can't seem to get it right. But will keep trying.


Thank you Bernard for the really nice words and the visit. I enjoyed your work.

Art with Liz said...

Dear Elizabeth, I loved your comment - happy frogs we DO need.


Thank you Tony. When I saw the pic, I just loved the face.

Art with Liz said...

Making you smile Manon, makes my day. Thank you.


Dear Benny and Lily who are my favourite French Bulldogs, thank you so much.

Art with Liz said...

Wow Rachel, thank you - always appreciate a compliment like this coming from you. Special. And I'll see you when you make the trip!


Thank you so much Mineke! That's really such a nice thing to say. I do love animals though - all of them!

Art with Liz said...

Hi there Arti and thank you so much. These challenge blogs are wonderful aren't they! but when to do all of them...


Thank you Padmaja! I very rarely do small paintings and this is one of the smallest. Maybe that's why the brush strokes are more obvious. Maybe I should buy a BIG brush for the bigger paintings!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Sherry and thank you. It's wonderful how we have our preferences and strengths and weaknesses. One day I'll try for that great watercolour landscape! Ha!


Dear Carol. Thank you.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so much Barbara!


Gosh Ramesh, I really appreciate that.

Art with Liz said...

No, no Jean! There's too much green in landscapes! Ok, maybe one day.


Dear Becky, I have no idea who Beanie Babies are! They didn't make any trips to Africa!

Fábio Cembranelli said...

HiLiz...I don't know if he 's smiling, I think he's curious about something....It's really cute, I liker your greens here, frog x background, nice green contrast, hard to achieve it.

rob ijbema said...

liz it showes you had fun with this!wich lifts the viewer,lovely greens you used

Caroline Bray Art said...

He's gorgeous! Ad you've used greens very intelligently, despite the limited palette everything is beautifully clear. And my nickname if Froggy so you've hit a good personal note ;)

Diana Marshall said...

Beautiful froggy, he looks alert sitting there I wonder if he spies his next meal! Lovely soft background and subject.

Lori Bonanni said...

Nice brushwork and greens!

x.0Toxic_Revenge0.x said...

your an amazing painter!