It’s been a week of gloomy rainy weather, perfect for painting a toad. I found this proud one up in Lakeville. have been meaning to paint it on pink Canson Mi-Teintes paper for a while. It seems to go well, conveying a late evening hop-about. Having studied this toad for this small sketch, I understand the proud, stubborn, silliness of Mr. Toad from The Wind in the Willows.