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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Amanita # 81


Amanita are one of my favorite mushrooms. Off to the left of the amanita are two tiny bird's nest fungi growing on the twig.

I taped the edges of this piece and painted it on a blank Strathmore notecard .... but the paint bled under the tape. Darn! Guess I'll have to trim it and mount it on another piece of paper.

6 comments:

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh, Elva...this is just beautiful. I love the dark background...it really captures the feel of a dark, wet woods. Love the bright reds and the delicate ferns at the base.

Teri C said...

BEAUTIFUL, just BEAUTIFUL. Those little fungus could be a painting all on its own. Love the way the light shines from this.

Mermaid's Palette said...

Elva- this is beautiful! Are these mushrooms really such a pretty color? By the way, I like a fuzzy edge on my paintings!
Sheryl

Elva Paulson said...

The mushrooms really are that pretty. Usually they are red, sometimes red/orange. Squirrels eat them but people are warned not to.

My fuzzy edge is way more. I cropped it here. The the paint went all the way under the tape in some places, but only some places. I think the paper is too thin and by the time I wet the background 2 or 3 times, it got soggy under the tape.

Brinda said...

Wow elva! what a wonderful painting! I also like the fuzzy edge!

Laure Ferlita said...

This is a delight, Elva, bleed or no! And I just love those cute little bird's nest fungi!! Tooooo cute!