MUSHROOMS– 8″x 10″ paint pen on Fredrix Pro Series Archival Canvas Board.
Mushrooms have always fascinated me. How they pop up out of the grass in the early morning as a little group of friends. But what's more amazing is what we can't see, under the ground; a huge collective of fungi, all connected as one, under the earth.
But what's more interesting about this paint study is what happened after it was bought.
Tyler Watkins, a long-time friend and collector of my art, saw the first preview picture, while it was still just a rough sketch with little color on it. He bought it, not knowing how it would end up looking. After seeing a picture of it nearly finished, he sent this text:
"I didn't know about the frog in the painting. I love it. I grew up with a bedroom set that I still use in my home that had a mushroom and frog on it. It's always been my favorite. Drew wouldn't have known this but it's so cool that the painting is turning out to nearly match the dresser set. It was meant to be...talk about faith in the process, wow!"
That's so cool. And it makes me so happy when friends are stoked on this series. Thanks Tyler. Hope you love it!