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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I'LL HAVE A SIDE ORDER OF FUNGUS, PLEASE
An Original Oil Painting by
Claire Beadon Carnell




'I'll Have a Side Order of Fungus, Please''
Oil on Canvas
8 x 6


You never know where your inspiration will come from...
I was in the very long, and very slow line of cars at
the Wendy's Drive-In window in Carlisle waiting to
get some of their GF chili for lunch.  As I was getting closer to 
my goal, I saw something in the crotch of the tree that grows
right by the curve that gets you closer to where you
can place your order.  I had to do a double-take,  were those
some small alien ships hovering in the shelter of that tree?  No, it
was three delightful fungi that had attached themselves 
to the tree and were flourishing - must be the Wendy's chili!

I painted this for the DPP Challenge Blog, hosted this month by 
Daily Painters of Pennsylvania Artist Pat Koscienski.



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8 comments:

padmaja said...

So beautiful Claire! I have an eye for them and have lots of photos taken during walks, they dont exist if you are not observant enough, make a lovely subject to paint.

martinealison said...

Cette année me semble être une excellente année pour la cueillette des champignon (j'adore ça !)
ma chère Claire vous les avez parfaitement bien cueilli avec vos pinceaux !... Une peinture automnale très à propos...
gros bisous

CrimsonLeaves said...

I too take tons of photos when I see fungus growing from trees. Always captures my eye. Claire, methinks these are in the perfect spot to fluorish! I love what you've done with them too!

hmuxo said...

Such a funny post, Claire! With the humidity, I've seen a lot of these growing from trees...you took this subject and painted it beautifully!!!

Pat Koscienski said...

Claire, I love these 3 little heads peeking out at you. Great composition.

Giselle Vidal McMenamin said...

Wonderful painting Claire!

Barbara said...

I like this very much, and so did my sister who was looking over my shoulder.

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Wonderful! I love seeing these when I'm out hiking! Beautiful job!

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