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Ralph has a hard time convincing Ethel that she really is beautiful, no matter how heartfelt are his constant compliments, nor how many Prince’s disguised as frogs she’s constantly fighting off, nor his “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder” platitudes.
Personally, I think Ethel is a real natural cutie, and quite beautiful, in her own particularly amphibious way.

Digital painting using the ArtRage program with acrylic, palette knife and pencil tools.

Challenge Win
…‘July Avatar’, All Things in the Natural World

Challenge Top 10
…Eq 2nd ‘Frogs and Toads’, Pets Are Us
…7th ‘Calling All Green Frogs’, Fabulous Froggies

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518 views, 34 favourites at 25-8-2010


  • JodieT
    JodieTover 4 years ago

    Poor Ethel, perhaps she should go to counselling to deal with her self esteem issues. She is definitely a natural beauty, perhaps a little slippery though!!! Ralph seems a caring, sharing, loving kind of guy. He has nice eyes! This is a lovely tender moment between frogs.

  • Lol, thanks Jodie…always much appreciated. And Ralph was meant to be semi-autobiographical…hehehe…though I’m not slippery…and my eyes are blue :)))

    – sirthomas1960

  • Carolyn Staut
    Carolyn Stautover 4 years ago

    Oh, so fantastic!

  • Thanks again Carolyn, very much appreciated

    – sirthomas1960

  • ECH52
    ECH52over 4 years ago

    Wonderful image, great title. great job!!!!

  • Thanks Ernest, ’tis very much appreciated…and had almost as much fun with the title as I did painting this…lol

    – sirthomas1960

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 4 years ago

    Such a couple of cuties..well done!

  • Thanks again Gena, always appreciated! :)

    – sirthomas1960

  • John Poon
    John Poonover 4 years ago


  • Thanks again John, much appreciated

    – sirthomas1960

  • Nanagahma
    Nanagahmaover 4 years ago

    Awe, I love this. I especially like the story of Ethel and Ralph. Very creative. Instant fave for me!

  • Thanks Nanagahma. Had almost as much fun with the story as I did painting it :) Much appreciated

    – sirthomas1960

  • Susan Blevins
    Susan Blevinsover 4 years ago

    So cute and I can identify with Ethel. My husband always tells me I am beautiful and I’m glad he thinks I am. I just haven’t thought I’m very pretty since I hit 50. Maybe Ethel is feeling a little Great colors and composition and cute story……….Susan

  • Thanks again Susan, very much appreciated…and everyone (and frog) is beautiful in their own way, or at least that’s what I keep trying to convince myself! lol Not always easy, especially first thing in the morning…hehe

    – sirthomas1960

  • Magi5760
    Magi5760over 4 years ago

    Congratulations from your hosts at Art At Its Best!

  • Thanks again Colin, it’s a big thrill to see Ethel up in lights :)

    – sirthomas1960

  • Margaret Sanderson
    Margaret Sande...over 4 years ago

    Very appealing, and congrats on the feature. Great work!

  • Thanks Margaret, very much appreciated…and I’m sure this will do a lot for Ethel’s self esteem! :)

    – sirthomas1960

  • tcat757
    tcat757over 4 years ago

  • Thanks tcat! :)

    – sirthomas1960

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