Tuesday, February 23, 2016

African Poison Dart Frog By Jill Saur

©1990-2016 Frog Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
The African poison dart frog is mesmerizing,  and beautiful.  In its native habitat, one frog carries enough poison to kill up to thirty or more people!  I saw an exhibit of these frogs at The Atlanta Botanical Gardens, where I took photos to use as subject matter to paint.  Interestingly, these frogs don't produce poison on their own.  They become poisonous after eating mites and ants that have dined on poisonous plants.  Take away the frogs toxic food source, and you take away the poison.  These little creatures are only two inches long!

This 12"x9" acrylic painting, "Little Blue Frog" is sold, but it is available in a hand-embellished limited edition giclee.  It makes a beautiful reproduction!  To email me  CLICK HERE

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