Strawberry Poison Dart Frog Original Watercolor Painting

Strawberry Poison Dart Frog Original Watercolor Painting

Sale price$525.00
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Strawberry Poison Dart Frog, Oophaga pumilio

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.  I also used to see these guys on a regular basis when I worked in Tortuguero, Costa Rica doing research on sea turtles.  They're tiny!  The colors of this frog are not dramatized, they really are this electric in real life!  The  brilliant red & blue signals to predators that the frog is deadly poisonous. Native to Central & South America, native hunters use the poison from the frog's back to poison their blowgun dart heads. 

Hand-signed original watercolor painting on Arches watercolor paper.  Price includes museum-quality framing including UV-blocking glass.  The original painting's image is 3" wide x 2 1/2" tall and framed size is 9" wide x 8 1/2" tall.