I found a nice project inspiration on Pinterest and unfortunately when I clicked on the photo, it was only a photo, no website to give credit to. Isn't this photo just lovely? My son is a nature lover so I thought this would make for a nice project. Here's the inspiration photo I used:
And here is the birch tree mushroom I painted on. You can see some of the texture of the mushroom in the center. It is a little bumpy to paint on but it was fine. This took me about an hour to paint:
I added my colors a little more muted so the brightness wouldn't be so powerful. Especially the pinks. If you've never heard of birch mushrooms, this is what they look like when pulled off of a birch tree:
This one is a double birch mushroom which I had never seen before. This is what it looks like from a side view:
It was hard for me to get a perfect photo because of the curving of the mushroom and because of the texture in the center. I have a little bit of a glare on the dock portion:
My son really liked this. The boat reminded me of him as he likes to go kayaking and really, anything to do with nature! I am now working on a logo for his business which he started this summer and will show you that later. It's all done in PrismaColor Pencils with lots of shading. Greg and his buddy Seth started River's Edge Landscaping Co. and Mom is helping with the accounting and other things they may need to get started. Thanks for letting me show you my project today!