Blue Poison Dart Frog, Dendrobates tinctorius azureus
This painting was inspired by looking back over my childhood sketchbooks and rekindling my sense of awe and wonder at the natural world, using vibrant colors. The colors of this frog are not dramatized, they really are this electric in real life! The brilliant blue signals to predators that the frog is deadly poisonous. Native to Suriname native hunters use the poison from the frog's back to poison their blowgun dart heads. The black spot pattern is unique to each individual.
Hand-signed original watercolor painting on Arches watercolor paper. Price includes museum-quality framing including UV-blocking glass. The original painting's image is 6 1/2" wide x 4 1/2" tall and framed size is 12" wide x 10" tall.
My mission as an artist is to inspire an appreciation for and curiosity about nature and its creatures by communicating the aesthetic beauty of this planet’s amazing creatures as they really are.
It is my hope that this appreciation will result in acts of empathy & stewardship towards these incredible creatures portrayed in my paintings.