Mushrooms 2 watercolor on Yupo 5x7"
I loved painting the drama of color and texture of these mushrooms. I had painted these mushrooms before - ( reproduced also below) but I wanted to experiment and play with them again from a slightly different angle. I tried more stylized repetition of shapes and more intense hues. Colors on Yupo dry deeper than on regular watercolor papers when the brush is loaded with straight color but not much water. Pressing with crumpled up tissue, misting with water and letting each layer of paint dry thoroughly before coming back with another layer of transparent paints resulted in the different textures.
Bursting Colors watercolor on Yupo 5x7"
Last fall finding these mushrooms on one of my walks I had held my small camera close to the ground and taken a few photographs. It was really fun to dramatically transform the already colorful mushrooms even further :)
Mushrooms digital photography