Ode to a Toad

This little oil painting by C. Peter is the latest in my Quirky Upcycled Art series. I found it in a Brampton op shop, and had intended to brighten up the colours, as in autumn, evergreens should stay green! However, once Mr. Toad was added and happily soaking in the lake, I decided to leave everything else as the colours just worked.

Original painting by C. Peter below. I did an online search for the artist, and only found one other landscape painting with a similar online signature, on an oil painting which sold recently in Mississauga, Ontario. If anyone knows who the artist is I would be interested to hear more about him/her.

First the sketch on velum.

Then drawing it on in in white acrylic paint.

A little more colour.

Partway through I removed the little canvas from its frame and liked it better for it. Below is the finished piece.

If you are interested in this piece, you can find more details in Sale | Quirky Upcycled Art.

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