Mushroom Fantasy

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.  Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

Mark Twain

Boy, isn’t that the truth!
Mushroom Fantasy

6″ x 9″ Watercolor on Yupo

This little painting reminds me of a fantasy.  Dreamy and a little distorted.  I had a piece of Yupo that I had previously played with.  Then I just had fun with color and a little imagination.

Here is the background, before I painted the mushrooms.  There is a little difference in color, due to the bad lighting when the photo was taken of the background.  I scanned the final painting.

Mark Twain

On Nov. 30, 1835, the small town of Florida, Mo. witnessed the birth of its most famous son. Samuel Langhorne Clemens was welcomed into the world as the sixth child of John Marshall and Jane Lampton Clemens. Little did John and Jane know, their son Samuel would one day be known as Mark Twain – America’s most famous literary icon.

Approximately four years after his birth, in 1839, the Clemens family moved 35 miles east to the town of Hannibal. A growing port city that lie along the banks of the Mississippi, Hannibal was a frequent stop for steam boats arriving by both day and night from St. Louis and New Orleans.
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Another great quote:

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Mark Twain


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Jun 03, 2010 @ 09:25:17

    Yupo is so difficult to work on that you should be commended for painting on it at all. Lovely mushrooms and lovely effects you have allowed to remain from the effect of the paper and water, Beth!


  2. Carol King
    Jun 02, 2010 @ 20:12:25

    Never tried Yupo. This mushroom painting reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. I expect to see the caterpillar smoking a hookah in a few minutes.


  3. lindahalcombfineart
    Jun 02, 2010 @ 17:14:32

    You achieved remarkable control with yupo. Mine are usually so loose they just flow off the paper!


    • Beth Parker
      Jun 02, 2010 @ 17:49:08

      Thanks, Linda! I’m thinking maybe it’s because I already had a background on it. It may have helped with the control. I’m usually less controlled with it. he he 🙂


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