Thursday, September 30, 2010

Croak! (frog percussion instrument)

This is a wooden frog that makes a sound when you run the stick up and down the bumps on its back. The stick is then stored in the "cheeks". Cool, eh? I believe this one was a gift from Costa Rica but I've seen them for sale at various fair trade shops, such as Ten Thousand Villages. This was a tough little critter to paint. I think it looks more like a mutant iguana/fish ; )
6"x6" / oil on panel / $75






7 comments:

Virginia Floyd said...

You have really nailed painting wood tones, Kim! I'll bet kids love this toy. It makes noise!

Carol Blackburn said...

I bet that would be fun to make music with, Kim. On what occasion would one play it? Probably any one you want, right? You did an excellent job with it and it is quite intersting, too.

Linda Popple said...

I've seen these little instruments and they do make quite a noise! Makes a cute painting!

D.D said...

Interesting subject & nicely executed.

Crystal Cook said...

Mutant iguana? *snortsnort*

No way! It's way cool! I love it. :) Such great colors in the wood.

Stephen Parker said...

Hi, Kim,
I really like the depth you were able to convey of the different planes of the frog. Great color, too.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Now this is a musical instrument that I hadn't thought of! Great color and painted with such simple yet concise brush stokes.