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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 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Wow 
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Carbonell Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I love the warmth

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BlackEyesSnowAngel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi :wave:
I have feature your wonderful picture in my Journal ---> [link]
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Xenija88 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing!)))) so beautiful picture))
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Dagger-13 Featured By Owner 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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MalikaCharis Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Such a wonderful creation! :) beautifully put together.
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Gigicom Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
I like colours so much- they are so soft
and whole composition is pretty
:+fav:
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casadrat06 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
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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KatieUnicorn Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
awesome
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barbarasauce Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Someone's been in her garden... but those aren't endemic! Must have crept in with some of the screaming buttweed.

-B (arbarasauce)
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thefelinepunk Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful... I love the soft colors. <3
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ShardAerliss Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
You totally need to create a coffee table tome with your fictional creature images and descriptions, like a wildlife photography book.
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twiligne Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
this reminds me of "orc nouveau", which reminds me of your "elf vs. orc" story, which reminds me that i would very much like to read what happened to those two.
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schmeefer Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Nice work! Its always nice to some back to painting after a long time :)
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TwilightFalco Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It is so fine picture.
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BabyGig Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
sooo adorable
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:iconvidemo:
videmo Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
This should be put into a dictionary as an example of "adorable" :D
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bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional
wonderful work
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snorglefox Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow :D
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DimlorMeister Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Very beautiful!
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RandomClaire-chan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: Frog + Orchid = cool combination.

/approve
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:iconvelicial:
VeliciaL Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Very cute and pretty :) Love the winged froggie!
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Becky-Bones Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
This is absolutely lovely. The colouring is like, WOW :)
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OpheliaRosenblut Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am a huge Mucha fangirl. I dislike frogs.

But...this is just sublime. It has to be the prettiest frog I've ever seen.
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Pumpkin-Queen-Ildi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hope you don't mind that I submit this to my group which is more of a frog-appreciation group despite its name :D

love winged frogs!!!!! 8D so magical!!
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blackcoffin7734 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
so cuuute xD i love the artists comments about the pictures background story <3 keep it up! ^_^ .. please? ^_^; pleeeaase T-T
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lil-puppy23 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Nice :D
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wa11a6y Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Again, the commentary equals the art! :D

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MaliciousSarcasm Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Ive never seen a frog with wings like that, Ive seen them with dragonfly wings but not like this.
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chaosia Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cute and its orchids and your winged frogs hehe i smiled sooo much when i saw it XD
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eternalpuppy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
:O Wow, cool. :heart: I don't think I've ever seen a winged frog before! And certainly not an orchid one. :worship: Great design!!
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catiescarlett Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
This is so pretty, and pink! Love it! Orchids are my favorite flowers, hot pink is my favorite color, and I adore your art work and the art noveau style - meaning I adore this! Great job!
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smiling-grouch Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Everytime I see a winged frog, I always think of my sculpture teacher from my Freshman year of college. He was musing how everyone's image of a dragon was this long serpentine creature when it could have just as easily been a toad with wings.
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lexmi2 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Beautiful :)
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ridgebackdog Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
cute and very well done!
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JollyEmoLolly Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Beautiful phalenopsis! And the frog is wonderful, too! I love the toes.
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kellygraybeal Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Beautiful work! I love the idea of the winged orchid frog. It's coloration reminds me of pink praying mantis.
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NevaSirenda Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love your little incongruous critters. Lovely coloration too.
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Animefreak30 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Orchids are one of my favroite flowers and a bleeniding frog now that's orginal.
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Kim-Anderson Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty, the frog is cute! :XD:
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LaughingHeron Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I do love your little winged frogs, and this one combines orchids and art nouveau! Two of my favorite things! Thank you for making this it made me smile.
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Kathalysa Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Very pretty. Love the winged frog!
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Sussi Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Lovely! I just love the style and colors/coloring! :heart:
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I particularly like your treatment of the orchids in this piece. You captured the bold centers and the delicate, waxy white of the outer petals just so adroitly.
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:tantrum: oh, Bummer! I want a winged frog now! :cries:

:D Great work!
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raptoregg64 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Love this! Especially the use of colors. ^_^
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ADHadh Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Student Filmographer
You know, there was an old Polish cartoon about a humanoid dragon and an Italian chef looking all over the place for a certain Professor "Sponge", an expert in the field of flying frogs. I wonder how many people have already told you that.
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LadyAria Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
That thing is adorable. o_o
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watarigarasu Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
More people would plant orchids if those little guys would show up. :) Very cute!
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