Friday, 3 April 2009

BADGERBADGERBADGERBADGER

MUSHROOM MUSHROOM

Does anyone else remember this travesty that did the rounds of the internet a few years ago? Ever since I painted this mushroom I've had this song stuck in my head and it's driving me nuts :( I'm currently listening to some really bad Spanish pop music on the radio in the hope that it'll get rid of the badgers. It's not working, and apparently every single Spanish pop song goes on about the soul. You touch my soul, I like your soul, your soul is beautiful...

Anyway, this mushroom was an exercise in colour mixing from my Alywn Crawshaw book. The colours used were alizarin crimson, yellow ochre and ultramarine. I overworked it a bit but I kind of like it anyway.

6 comments:

Alex said...

It's so well done! ^^ The depth is great, love the contrast and I would like to pick it up, chop it into pieces and put them on my scrambled eggs.... hmmmm... yummy (isn't it obvious that I am hungry again? ^^ )

renevanbelzen said...

I love the painting, but I think you could have gone a bit further, by going more expressionist (or impressionist) and make your color pallet more vibrant.

I hope you didn't mind my little critique on your work.

BMoon said...

Very sweet little mushroom.....great colors from the three you used. AND the dk lines under the mushroom are v well done.

Love your landscapes too........tell your inner critic to take a hike, you're doing great!

marancat said...

I like it too! you have made a really good job of the shadow - shadows are my bete noir!

Dot said...

I like it!

And thanks for playing MSCE April! I've added you to the list here: http://www.dabbled.org/2009/04/make-something-cool-every-day-in-april.html
Do stop by and check out some of your fellow participants, too!

Dot

kazumiwannabe said...

Good work - it looks great!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...