Without this mushroom. . . .

Without this mushroom
Without this mushroom . . .

I found these mushrooms growing outside my studio.

As I pulled  one from the ground to take a  closer look, the deep brown pigment sang to me as it floated into the air and disappeared.  As I watched the spores float away I knew I wanted to capture them forever.

I noticed the sienna powder was rich and as I applied it to my blank canvas a series of work unfolded using the mushroom pigment as the main media combined with oil paint, glazes and gold.

With gold and glazes
Mushroom pigment with gold and glazes
A single burst of pigment
A single burst of mushroom spore pigment

A quote came to me …..

‘Without inspiration an artist is nothing . . .Without this mushroom I am nothing . . . Without this mushroom, these would never exist.’

Magic Mushroom Moments 8
Magic Mushroom Moments 8

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Published by Steffi Goddard Artist

Contemporary artist, painter of large exciting abstract paintings, contemporary faces and anything that inspires me including poetry, nature, oceans and the female face and form

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