Posts Tagged "Mushroom painting"

3808 – Three Toxic Redheads – Amanita muscaria

3808 – Three Toxic Redheads – Amanita muscaria Soft pastel on pastel paper 8.5 x 11 inches, framed SOLD One of the most colourful of the fungi family, these mushrooms are beautiful but can be deadly bearing a powerful toxin. It grows in woodland and heathland on light soils among birch, pine, or spruce. It is a fungus that often forms mycorrhizal associations with birch, but also other trees. Fly Agaric mushrooms, also known as Amanita muscaria are the classic red toadstool with white warts seen in cartoons. The species grows in boreal forests during the fall across Canada and the United States, and are very common and very poisonous. Share and...

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3794 – Crowning Glory

3794 – Crowning Glory Acrylic on Canvas, 7 x 5 inches, framed While on a stroll through a park by Hog’s Back Falls in Ottawa, I noticed this beautiful mushroom growing four feet off the ground on a dead tree branch. It’s smooth creamy appearance contrasted so beautifully with the rough texture of the bark, I knew immediately, I must paint it. Hog’s Back Falls is officially known as Prince of Wales Falls Share and Enjoy...

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3792 -‘Shrooms on the Rocks at Canoe Lake General Store, Algonquin Park

3792 – ‘Shrooms on the Rocks at Canoe Lake General Store, Algonquin Park Acrylic on Canvas panel 18 x 15 inches Framed While on a day trip to Algonquin Park, we stopped at the Canoe Lake General Store, and I discovered these brilliant yellow mushrooms amongst the rocks outside the store. I took several reference photos to use back in my studio. Both trees and fungi have captured my imagination. Without them we would not survive on the earth. The trees provide the oxygen we need and the fungi along with bacteria break down organic matter and release carbon, oxygen, nitrogen and phosphorus into the soil and the atmosphere. It’s this and the variety of shapes,...

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