ART BYTE 12 – MUSHROOMS AND MUSHROOMS

Deanna Williamson, Mushrooms 1, 6" x 6", watercolor, 2016
Deanna Williamson, Mushrooms 1, 6″ x 6″, watercolor, 2016

Here are the last two mushroom paintings I did while on vacation with the kiddies. The big red cap in Mushrooms 1 was a challenge because of the little white dots on the top.  These had to be left unpainted. Some masking fluid would have come in handy here but I didn’t have any with me. (Confession: I’ve actually never tried masking fluid.)

Deanna Williamson, Mushrooms 2, 6" x 6", watercolor, 2016
Deanna Williamson, Mushrooms 2, 6″ x 6″, watercolor, 2016

Mushrooms 2 is the final in this series and, in my opinion, the best.

Like the first 4 mushroom paintings, these were done from copyright free photos I found on Pixabay.

ART BYTE 11 – MORE MUSHROOMS

Deanna Williamson, Mushroom 3, 6" x 6", watercolor, 2016
Deanna Williamson, Mushroom 3, 6″ x 6″, watercolor, 2016

In the previous post I showed the first two in a series of paintings of mushrooms.  Those were done with watercolor crayons. However, I felt that the texture of the paper was too rough for the crayons, and since I didn’t have any smoother paper with me I decided to do the next ones with some regular water color paints.

Deanna Williamson, Mushroom 4, 6"x 6", watercolor, 2016
Deanna Williamson, Mushroom 4, 6″x 6″, watercolor, 2016

Since the texture of the paper doesn’t stand out so much on these, they look more natural than the first two in spite of their unusual colors. Mushroom 4′ s color is a bit exaggerated but Mushroom 3 is actually that color of blue.

The models for these mushrooms came from a copyright free image site called Pixabay.