"The artist...is also a born adventurer. His explorations, unlike those of a tourist, are rewarded by the discovery of beauty spots unmentioned in the guide books, and with tireless curiosity and an exceptional proneness to wonderment, he will come upon objects of remarkable interest overlooked or even shunned by more disciplined observers."

Augustus John, R.A.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Fungi on the lawn

Woke up this morning and found this cluster of fungi on the lawn beneath the Silver Birch. Not sure on the identification though, but it made for an interesting grouping.


Sherrie Y said...

Stuart, this is LOVELY. We had a huge crop of some strange fungi under a pine, I meant to go out and draw it, but after too much procrastination it is now buried under 18 inches of snow. Hats off to you for seizing the moment and doing it so brilliantly.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Sherrie
Thanks for the comment. I'm sorry that I couldn't put a name to the fungus. I spent a couple of hours last night with a field guide but I still can't identify it to species. The artist in me says that it doesn't really matter, but my scientific side says that at least I should be able to put a name to what I'm drawing!

Emma Anderson said...

What a beautiful illustration, Stuart.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Thanks for the comment Emma.
Glad you like it.