Today I painted mushrooms that you’ll find on a forest floor (or tree) today. I believe mushrooms can save the world. Lol before you start thinking I’m one of ‘those’people check out this TED talk by Paul Stamets – a Scientist, who has a really compelling theory. Its a bit dated but still worth sharing I think.
Back to my post – my first attempt didn’t make me happy but I feel good enough about it to post here. I’m thinking of outlining it in ink but I’m not sure. I really wan’t to see what the difference will be though.
I wasn’t sure how to put down the paint down almost all through this first one. It’s so strange with watercolour – I sometimes forget (if thats the word I can use) just how to apply the paint best. Sometimes it’s super easy and natural then other times I’ll deliberate and take so much consideration and maybe even need to make a sketch (or sketches) before I can do anything with it. I almost gave up so many times but I didn’t allow myself to scrap it until I felt I’d gotten it done (I’ve noticed I learn better this way). This worked out only as far as the stump – I like how it turned out; the mushrooms themselves I almost like them, but the background isn’t that great.
After that I convinced myself to paint a little more having decided it could only be downhill from here. I managed two before I stopped myself – If I carried on I would have time to edit and type this up! But I’m glad I did these – I like them better and I feel like today was less of a fail.