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Thursday, 7 October 2010

Fungi : Watercolour -- and Haiku 281


This was one of those should-never-happen occasions when I found myself in woods without a camera. I came upon these fantastic fungi and made black and white sketches with colour notes. The painting was produced from the sketches and notes a week or two later, as faithfully as they and my memory would allow.



Gormley, Hirst and co
are the new custodians -
of our Manor Houses

15 comments:

Sharon Wright said...

Love this!

Gwei Mui said...

Yes this is a vibrant picture which has captured the feeling of the fungi.
Great use of colour

Karen said...

I think it might be a good thing you didn't have the camera. Memory - fancy - imagination - serves your creativity perfectly. Beautiful!

Carl said...

Wonderfully colorful. I love it.

Erratic Thoughts said...

The painting is beautiful,Dave.
You have a splendid memory!
If this is what happens when you go into woods without a camera,I wish many more such occasions ahead!

Jim Murdoch said...

Methinks one may have consumed some of said fungii before painting that one. Very psychedelic.

CailinMarie said...

this is really wonderful. I find myslef rather glad you didnt' have the camera to mess it up - what evolved out of the sketches and notes is so vibrant and has so much feeling!

Dave King said...

Sharon
Welcome again and many thanks for the comment. Much appreciated.

Gwei
Thanks, though I feel I did not capture the size of them - they were enormous.

Karen
That's a lovely thought - and a lovely compliment. Thanks.

Carl
Thanks Carl.

Erratic Thoughts
Maybe I'll try it once in a while!

Jim
Appreciate that, Jim, but had I consumed any of said fungii I think I may by now be in a far more psychedelic place than this!

CailinMarie
A warm welcome to my blog and many thanks for taking the time to comment. All feedback is valued.

Tabor said...

Nice, but oddly enough it reminded me of Spanish flamenco dancers...

Tumblewords: said...

Terrific! I like the way you brought it to life via sketchbook, memory and watercolors.

Titus said...

Wow to that watercolour Dave. Also glad you didn't have the camera.

Dave King said...

Tabor
See what you mean. It reminds me of them now!

Tumblewords
Thanks a lot for that.

Titus
Do you know, I'm beginning to feel glad I didn't have the camera!

Jingle said...

stunning art.

Jingle said...

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welcome to Poets Rally week 30,
let me know if you have a poem ready,
Thanks for the support.

Dave King said...

jingle
Many thanks for that.