I never tire of Grimm's fairy tales and have always found The Frog Prince. particularly charming. It was somewhat challenging to portray a slimy, bumpy frog as a friendly and approachable character without making him too cartoon-like. I've been preoccupied with night time skies lately and thought the stars and the fireflies would bring an element of mystery and serenity to his portrait. Below are some of the stages of the painting beginning with the sepia under painting.