View Full Version : Mushrooms 1, 2 and 3

08-27-2007, 08:56 PM
Well it rained for five days ...I needed a break from florals and pond studies....After the rain ended the garden offered up these interesting subjects.
Completed over the last few days. All oil on panel
One. 5x7

Two. 5x7

Three. 9x12

Thanks for Looking.
Maybe I'll find some more and do four for four.:rolleyes:

Lady Carol
08-27-2007, 10:34 PM
I hope you didn't eat them :lol:

Lovely with all of them but you stole my heart with #3.

08-28-2007, 02:24 AM
I like these. They look real, but I sure wouldn't try them!! Say, they aren't magic mushrooms are they? They are quite interesting subjects though and you have done a good job on them.

08-28-2007, 03:44 AM
“Falling in love is like eating mushrooms, you never know if it's the real thing until it's too late.”

I love your WC especially the red Mushrooms !

Katherine T
08-28-2007, 04:13 AM
Chuck - I'd love to see you do one of your big pattern paintings with mushrooms - sort of a very expanded version of the way they grow wild?

I think the third one is excellent - both the form and colour seem more resolved.

Charlie's Mum
08-28-2007, 06:29 AM
#3 captured my imagination too! It's a beauty.
I like them all but 3 and then 2 for me :D

08-28-2007, 09:00 AM
I like them all, but #3 is really great!

Terry Wynn
08-28-2007, 10:45 AM
I really like these but #2 is my fav!

Can't wait to see more of what comes up!


08-28-2007, 08:06 PM
These are fantastic, Chuck! I really like the way the values play in the third one...beautiful browns, too! :)

08-28-2007, 10:59 PM
Ok, I've finally decided and it wasn't easy but since everyone else is voting I felt compelled - I vote for #2 though I do like #3 too.

08-28-2007, 11:10 PM
All are beautiful and appetizing, but my fave is # 1, with it's very good texture. We finally got our rain down here, about 1 7/10 inches tonight, so I just might be sitting outside tomorrow in the grass, painting mushrooms plein air.


08-29-2007, 04:56 AM
Chuck, I just love all three of these paintings -- wonderful work, but #3 has won first place in my heart. :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

08-29-2007, 10:47 AM
I agree - the third is really special :)

Katherine T
08-29-2007, 11:41 AM
BTW - you're not getting any sympathy from me because it rained for five days. ;) You should be so lucky - have you heard about our summer? :eek::D

08-29-2007, 12:56 PM
Chuck, looking at your three paintings it's almost like watching you evolve as an artist! each one gets better and better. of course, my fav is the third.;)

08-29-2007, 02:11 PM
Thankyou all for commenting. Carol, Sue and Marianne...it's not likely that I would eat them...I don't even care for the kind sold in supermarkets, although I do like them as a soup. I could tell you all a story about magic mushrooms, but then I wouldn't want to damage my reputation :rolleyes:
Katherine I was eyeing some that were growing in a circle, I have some square panels I've prepared...hmmm. I did do a "scatter version" of gourmet mushrooms years ago ( before I was taking photos of my work) unfortunately ( and fortunately!) I sold it. I've seen about the rain in Great Britain on our weather channel...Even by Englands standards it looked pretty saturated. Guess I really can't complain about my high water bills from this summer
To all of you who liked number three the best, well it did seem to evolve to a better level from the first two...also I painted it outside in the bright sunlight, which I think helped. I'm touched that you like number one Jeanette, he was such a homely thing...a lonesome and gnarly character hidden away under some logs. And thanks for those of you who favored number two ..the red caps seemed like the "classic" mushroom to me...they were quite small.

Thanks again

08-29-2007, 07:11 PM
#3's my fav too. Fantastic lighting.

08-29-2007, 10:56 PM
Posted by Chuck
I'm touched that you like number one Jeanette, he was such a homely thing...a lonesome and gnarly character hidden away under some logs.
Well Chuck, he isn't red and he isn't poisonous (I don't think ?) and his texture looks like maturity wrinkles, so I thought he was sweet. Not hidden away, just taking a nap. :lol:


08-30-2007, 08:04 AM
Great job on the mushrooms. Love the reflections on the second.

08-30-2007, 11:14 AM
Great job on all. I also like #2 the best for the burst of color.

08-30-2007, 09:29 PM
I really like 2 and 3 :)