This painting is currently hung over my bedside table, so I have been looking at it a lot. I decided to crop it, as shown, while I lay pondering how it could be improved. The original study was done on location at the Walterville pond one morning two years ago. Mum suggested we go out painting before her chemo session. This is my selfless mother for you, as she doesn't paint, but keeps me company and reads to me. It was early. There were some really deep frog noises, and after a while we went looking for them...and they were big! I have only seen a frog like this once since at the pond. they had beautiful yellow throats that they would puff out when they sang. Bird cages are rather sad for animals, so I wouldn't do this, but- just imagine a large frog with a yellow throat giving ambiance to your sunroom from it's frog cage. Maybe it is better to keep the whole experience wild and fresh outside in the early morning.