Saturday, December 26, 2009

Two trees and, if you look really close, some mushrooms

I've been trying to draw some Jack O'Lanterns (Omphalotus olivascens) for a week or so but it rained one day, then it was cold, I wasn't in the mood. On Christmas Day I waited until the sun had warmed things up a bit and went over to Howarth Park to do some sketching. The midday light lit the meadow leading into the dell where they're fruiting and I was utterly entranced by the silhouetted trees and the shadows they cast. I kept moving farther back to try to capture it and by the time I'd found a sweet spot, the mushrooms were relegated to the chorus while the trees sang their duet.