Waiting For His Kiss

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“Waiting For His Kiss” Colored Pencil on Stonehenge, 17×12″ Framed to 24×19″

“Waiting for His Kiss” is a colored pencil drawing done on Stonehenge paper with Prismacolor colored pencils. This toad was kind enough to pose for me in my kitchen. The title, of course evokes the fairy tale “The Princess and the Frog.”  In pop culture the princess kisses the frog to turn him into her prince. In the old tale, the frog demands to sleep with the princess in return for a favor. In some versions, the princess throws the frog against the wall in disgust. In others, she submits to his desires and frees him with a kiss.

I admit, I was only very loosely thinking of this motif as I drew this toad. Is he a prince waiting for his kiss, or a princess waiting for the kiss of her soulmate and savior? Either way, the lowly toad is a beautiful and intricate creature when you get down to studying the details!

This original art piece is available. Contact me for more information!

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