I am in my studio creating today as I don’t have any projects to post. I’m a little behind so I thought I would post a recent painting project I made. It was my sons birthday a few weeks ago and some friends of mine knew that I was looking for some birch tree mushrooms. Dave and I were gone one day and some of the mushrooms magically appeared on our doorstep so I got busy painting.
I found a nice project inspiration on Pinterest and unfortunately when I clicked on the photo, it was only a photo, no website to give credit to. Isn’t this photo just lovely? My son is a nature lover so I thought this would make for a nice project. Here’s the inspiration photo I used:
And here is the birch tree mushroom I painted on. You can see some of the texture of the mushroom in the center. It is a little bumpy to paint on but it was fine. This took me about an hour to paint:
I added my colors a little more muted so the brightness wouldn’t be so powerful. Especially the pinks. If you’ve never heard of birch mushrooms, this is what they look like when pulled off of a birch tree:
This one is a double birch mushroom which I had never seen before. This is what it looks like from a side view: