Mushroom trioPosted: November 7, 2020 Filed under: Uncategorized 7 Comments
Lucky me. My son arrived here with fresh mushrooms — chanterelles, shiitakes and one truffle. These will become part of dinner very soon, likely a risotto, so I had to sketch them quickly. The colours in the chanterelles are so beautiful — going from a pale orange in shadow to almost white where the afternoon sun hits them — that I decided to sketch them in watercolour and water-soluble pencil. The pencil lines melt a little when you touch them with a wet brush, and that seemed just right for the soft edges of the mushrooms. I’ll let you know if they are as tasty as they look.
Loved the Peppers class this morning. I had to leave a few minutes early, but will finish when the recording is posted.. thanks so much. I had some cheap gouache that had a non too pleasant odor.. will look for Holbein.. thanks again. I still have a couple of other classes of yours paid for but not done.. I wonder why my life is so busy now that no one else’s is? LOL
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Thanks so much Lynn. I really had fun and hope to do more of these. It really was great to see faces!! Enjoy the new gouache.
Thanks so much. Apparently I got the mushrooms wrong. The shiitakes are actually porcini!!
Great peppers’ class this morning, thank you. Whatever the mushrooms are I love the combination of WC pencil and paint.
Love this. For some reason, mushrooms look cheerful. I like using watercolor pencils but never thought of using them for soft edges. Will try it.
I like all your paintings but I think my favorites are the ones where you really go to town with the earth primaries.
(And maybe a little violet for lagniappe.)