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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Chlorophyllum rhacodes #87

I think I'm correct about the name of this mushroom, but not positive. I told my friend Debbie Dreschler I just painted a Leucoagaricus rachodes .... and she let me know the experts (the people who like to confuse mere mortals like me) have renamed it. The mushroom is growing just off my deck and has a cap as big as a medium sized pancake.

I'm trying a different pen -- a sepia 'PITT artist pen' .... but the sepia gets lost. It looks like plain old black ink. Plus watercolor on Strathmore #140 cold press.


Mermaid's Palette said...

I love the addition of the ink- that is one large mushroom!

Kelly said...

...beautiful, as always. I love the cross-hatching in the shadows. It really makes them pop. I like the dimensionality.