My Fabulous Frog Encounter

24 July, 2022 0 comments Leave a comment

Water Lily photo by Karen Richardson

My husband and I had the chance to visit Point Pelee National Park on the shores of Lake Erie this summer.

While there, I was thrilled to meet some very photogenic frogs in a small pond near the visitors' centre.

Why this excitement over frogs, you ask?

It's because I have a collection of lovely photos of pink water lilies I would like to paint, and lily pads are the perfect setting for frogs.

I chanced upon the gorgeous blooms pictured here near Timmins, ON three years ago. 

Water Lillies, photo by Karen Richardson

We were in town to see the 'Stars and Thunder' outdoor music festival, and the resort we camped at had an ornamental pond with koi and water lilies.

These photos could translate into great paintings, but if I have some well-focused close-up shots of frogs to add a bit of animation or 'story' to the scenes, I have the possibility of creating some really exciting, large-scale watercolour pieces.

That is why I was so pleased to have these wee frogs pose for me at Point Pelee:

Frog photo by Karen Richardson


Imagine the titles I could dream up... 'I've Got Your Back'


Frog photo by Karen Richardson

'Come and Sit a Spell'


Frog photo by Karen Richardson

'Who Let the Frog Out'


Frog photo by Karen Richardson


'Sit Quietly and Listen'


Frog photo by Karen Richardson


'The Thinker'


Frog photo by Karen Richardson


'All That You Dream'


Frog photo by Karen Richardson 


'Best Friends'


Frog photo by Karen Richardson

'Just Chillin'


Frog photo by Karen Richardson


'The Sunbathers'

With this variety of poses, I may have all the angles covered for some upcoming frog-and-water-lily compositions. Stay tuned!

Which frog is your favourite? Do you have a great painting title in mind? If you have comments you wish to share, please do so using the 'Leave a Comment' button at the top of this post. 

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