December 04, 2007

The great funghi

One of the really cool things about living in the "rain forest" is that there are so many amazing types of mushrooms! No, I don't pick wild ones to eat but I do love to stop and look at them.
This painting however, was headed for the trash on several occasions just because I kept getting stuck with how to handle the background. I'm still not totally happy with it but it is what it is. I'm not crazy about the shadow either but over all, I pushed my self out of my normal comfort zone and learned a few more things...


Blogger Teri C said...

TAMI, OH MY GAWD, THIS IS JUST STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I honestly thought it was a photo and I almost didn't believe when you comments said you painted it! WOOOOOOOWWWWWW!!!!

5:37 PM  
Blogger Lin said...

FABULOUS, Tami -- truly! The background just makes the super work on the mushroom pop !!! BRAVA!

5:14 AM  
Blogger Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

You have done so much work since I've last been around...I love this mushroom Tami, it is gorgeous! the colours are so rich and deep!!

9:02 PM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

Wowee! I love it! Wonderful texture on the mushroom and the glowing dark background sets it off perfectly.

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of your best! As previously said your background helps to make the mushroom stand out and POP without competing for you eyes. It is so realistic with attention to detail ie, the gills and detail on the stalk that you are just drawn in to stare and wonder!

12:20 PM  

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