Friday, November 11, 2016

Happy Frogs

I have been very sad and very angry about the outcome of the election. But when all is said and done it was the usual problem of 46% not voting leaving the arena wide open for Trump to seize victory. Let us instead try and move forward however difficult it is.

I was very sad to hear about Leonard Cohen dying. What a wonderful poet and singer he was. He said he was depressed for much of his life but his songs are curiously uplifting, especially in these very dark times.

Nevertheless I managed to paint some poison dart frogs, this time as a surface pattern design. I call them happy frogs although who knows if frogs have feelings or not?

Poison dart frogs are amazingly beautiful creatures which lend themselves to an abstract design. Unfortunately their rain forest habitat is under threat.

Happy Frogs, watercolor and acrylic inks

Have a great weekend and let's hope for happier times!

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  1. Those frogs are really beautiful, shame that all over the world nature is in danger because of man's greed. Leonard Cohen will be sorely missed, I hope he i singing his Hallelujah now. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Another huge talent who will be missed. Thankfully we have his poems and songs which will go on and on. Love your vibrant painting of the frogs! It's always sad to hear of a threatened species because of inconsiderate human beings...

  3. Oh such vivid beautiful color for your frogs. Love it! Happy PPF

  4. Happy looking frogs, love them!
    Happy PPF ❤

  5. Ja ein ganz großer Songwriter und Sänger ist von uns gegangen,aber seine Lieder bleiben uns.
    Sehr schön dein fröhliches Fröschebild. So schöne leuchtende Farben, hilft uns in diesen dunklen Tagen fröhlich zu beliben.
    Liebe Grüße

  6. Amazing frog artwork! I love it. It's so beautifully created. You are so talented. It is a very strange time for sure Emma... for all sorts of reasons. I just hope you can find comfort from your art. It's so inspiring.
    Happy PPF to you and I wish you a wonderful weekend :D

  7. Fabulous frogs. We never know why people don't vote but I don't think it would have mattered. Now we must stand together and pray he doesn't go through with the things he said he was going to do.

  8. Wonderful frogs...I agree sad times. I have been listening to Cohen all day.. Have loved him all my life, he is a great Canadian Legend!
    Beautiful artwork...sending love and light!

    Hugs Giggles

  9. The frogs are brilliant - I love all the patterns in this piece!
    Sorry about Leonard Cohen's dead as well and about the outcome of the election.
    But you write it so well ... let's be positive - always !
    Happy weekend!

  10. Beautiful illustration of the frog with his surroundings. I too was saddened by the death of the great artist Cohen. His "Hallelujah" will forever be one of the most beautiful of songs. Maybe it is because when I watched videos of his singing it, it seemed like he was really expressing praise not just singing.

  11. Wow! Great drawing and color infusion! I love your frogs and the design of the colorful rain forest surrounding them.

  12. Somehow poison dart frogs seem apprpros for this past week. Your adaptation of their wonderful coloring is beautiful.

  13. These frogs look great. I think it was smart to leave them black and white and make the background so colorful. They really pop off the page. Like you I am glad the election is over but these results almost make me wish it wasn't.

  14. I Love your frogs. I enjoyed the Leonard Cohen song. I used to listen to him al the time in the eighties. There was a programme on him last night on BBC.TV