Friday, 18 March 2011

In the Woods

Went walking in my local woods the other day in glorious sunshine,and found some of these curious fungi. Heres my sketch:

They have such a great name; 'Scarlet elf cups' (Sarcoscypha coccinea) and are a vivid red colour. They live on dead,rooting wood and usually have moss accompanying them;which sets off the red beautifully. I had to bring this stick home and draw them!


  1. Love all the textures in this study :) xox

  2. They are so amazing. I did them last year and I was amazed by the intense orange red colour of these little mushrooms. Nice to see yours now, Claire ;)

  3. Had to search for mine of course. Don't know if you've seen it before. Actually... it has been almost a year now since I last saw my painting ;)) Nice to see it back after a year.