|A photo I took last Fall was my inspiration.|
|Sketches and value idea for background.|
I wanted to create a vignette, which, as I understand, is more focussed, and three areas of the painting run onto the edge of the work leaving a fair bit of white.
|I masked the mushrooms, and did a thin wet-in-wet application of dark brown, then dropped in some green .|
|I needed help figuring out how to paint the grasses - who better than Albrecht Durer? He created so many exquisite watercolors of animals, landscapes, and intimate little scenes like this one.|
|I thinly applied some green around the mushrooms, then while wet, used a rigger to drag and flick some of the green outward.|