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Frog Nouveau: Orchids by ursulav Frog Nouveau: Orchids by ursulav
Among the smallest of the winged frogs, the winged orchid frog lives primarily on insects attracted to the orchid flowers that it mimics. This would tend to cut down on pollination, but the frogs are fairly slow and stealthy predators, so pollination often occurs before the frog manages to snap the unsuspecting insect out of the air.
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Wanted to fool around some more with the Art Nouveau print-sealed-to-board-and-painted technique from the Lemon Rat piece, and since I had fifty bizillion photos of orchids from a recent trip to the zoo---the orchids were the only thing that held still long enough---I wanted to paint orchids, and thought "Hey, I haven't painted a little winged frog in forever!" so there we are.

Original is for sale, 11 x 14 mixed media on board, and prints available at Red Wombat Studio: [link]
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Protey17 Aug 24, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Wow 
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:iconcarbonell:
I love the warmth

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BlackEyesSnowAngel Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi :wave:
I have feature your wonderful picture in my Journal ---> [link]
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Xenija88 Feb 5, 2012  Professional
amazing!)))) so beautiful picture))
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Dagger-13 Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would love it if this frog actually existed! It's so adorable :D Fantastic painting, I love the orchids, too. :)
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:iconmalikacharis:
I keep looking at the pattern in the back as if it will suddenly twist and form words. It's shaped just so, and it keeps making me think there's some hidden message in it.
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Feybles Jun 25, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Such a wonderful creation! :) beautifully put together.
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:icongigicom:
I like colours so much- they are so soft
and whole composition is pretty
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:iconcasadrat06:
This is so pretty. I love the delicate coloring of the flowers, they really do look soft like real petals. And the hidden winged frog is pretty cute. :)
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