Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mushrooms, 6x6 Oil

This little 'Daily' took about 6 hours, if you count the first attempt and subsequent wipe off!  The whole time I was thinking I really wanted to go for a walk, casting my eye out toward the sunshine that was slipping away, and not really focusing on my painting.  The first design was all, all wrong, and nothing I could do could pull it out.  Finally, about 3:30 in the afternoon, I wiped it off, said "To heck with it!" and went out for a stroll during the most beautiful part of the day.  When I got home I switched from the 6x8 format I was using, grabbed a trusty 6x6, and this painting fell off the brush.  I love to paint whites that aren't white, and these mushrooms fit the bill.
 Then back home, where they became part of a mushroom-spinach-rice concoction that gets scooped into a pita with a slice of cheese, and grilled till the cheese melts, mmmmMMMmm!
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  1. Really good design and sophisticated palette, save me the recipe!
    Joan B.

  2. Love the subtle colors in these little shrooms!!!

  3. Hi Kelly, great use of non-white white. The walk was a good idea.

  4. Kelly,
    You made me downright hungry with this painting and I just ate lunch!


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