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Friday, February 19, 2010

'shrooms


This is a little project I started to use up leftover paint from my landscape and an odd size piece of 300# CP w/c paper. I think morel mushrooms are fascinating little fungi. They grow wild in the woods around here in Spring, can be elusive, have a taste like no other mushroom and are coveted by gourmet restaurants. Serious morel hunters have their secret places they hunt and never divulge the locations. I have fond memories of foraging through the woods, hunting them with my Dad. The first one is always the hardest to spot but once you've found it suddenly they seem to appear everywhere, almost like magic.

4 comments:

Jeanette said...

Billie, I LOVE these. They're fascinating shapes. I can see a whole series of wild mushrooms 'mushrooming' out of this! :)

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Jeanette.:) They're a perfect subject to use up all the palette muck. I'll probably develop this painting further.

Janet Belich said...

So cool, Billie ! They really do have a great shape and contrast. Do more. Do more !

Billie Crain said...

*LOL* Still working on these, Janet.