I just spent a week back home in NJ. I had to cram a ton into one short week and I didn't even come close to doing everything I had wanted to. Right by my families house is an Asian supermarket. They have my favorite mushrooms to paint...some of you may have seen them here before. I had planned on making the painting in NJ but I just didn't have time, so I thought I would bring them back with me to Florida. I picked up two bags of the King Trumpet, A bag of the Oyster Mushrooms, and a few others and packed up a big foam cooler to keep them cold on the drive.
Mushrooms shrivel up and die pretty much overnight and there really isn't anyhing you can do about it except paint fast! To the right is how the above painting looked after three hours. I considered calling it finished so that I could call it "Alla Prima", but decided to add the darker shadows the next day.
The Minnie above is up for Auction! 6 x 8 Oil on Panel
Above is the longer one I am working on which will get a separate blog post this week.
I drove 900 miles with a cooler full of mushrooms just to paint them. (I don't eat the slimy little things). Jordan and I laughed about how people who don't know us will wonder why we are both posting auctions of the same mushrooms, at the same time, on the same week.
Her little mushroom painting as adorable!
Here is a link to her blog for a look at it: