toad painting

In place of my William Cooper progress (short on time and progress today) I’m going to post this guy.  I finished this frog a little while ago but never posted him to tumblr.  This was, I believe, the second animal painting I finished, before the project became a book idea.  At this point I was still working hard to fill my daughter’s wall with small paintings of animals since the huge whimsical painting of Princess Burlap Sack turned out to be too much for her to bear.  In any case, this fellow spoke to me and told me he is a wine merchant.