Rosy Bonnets

One of nature’s art subjects I enjoy drawing and painting…


Paper collage using Gelli-plate prints from old books:

When Pete Hillman recently posted a photo of Rosy Bonnet mushrooms…

I had to try drawing them in pencil and color pencils in my art journal:

Paper collage came next (first photo) and tomorrow, I hope to try watercolor!

I’m having fun exploring this mushroom in different art mediums…

Thanks Pete for the inspiration with your awesome photos!!

What art subjects from nature grab your attention?

Cheers! πŸ™‚

29 responses to “Rosy Bonnets

  1. Wow. I had seen Pete’s recent photos of the pink mushrooms and when I saw your initial collage, I immediately thought of them. Imagine my shock when I continued reading your posting and saw that they had in fact served as inspiration for you. As I learned in Disney World, “It’s a small world after all.” πŸ™‚ I loved seeing your pencil sketches too. As someone who can’t draw a straight line, I am in awe of those with the ability to draw natural subjects so realistically.

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    • Thank you Mike! I am quite fond of mushrooms as they are so interesting – such variations!! 😊 So when I saw Pete’s pink mushroom photos I had to draw them. I was quite pleased with the pencil drawing. After years of practice, it is nice when a drawing turns out! πŸŽ¨πŸ‘


  2. I quite like this one, both the collage and the drawing.

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  3. The collage looks so mysterious… but I love the drawings too. (K)

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  4. very cool Jill! I have always thought of mushrooms like little people, they have so much character and personality and no two are alike!

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    • Hi Jenna, I like your description! πŸ˜Šβ€οΈπŸ„ I tried to draw the mushrooms in different art mediums like you suggested when you are planning a painting. It really helped me to get a feel for my subject. I appreciate your insights! πŸŽ¨πŸ‘ I thought I’d start with one subject (two mushrooms) and then work on other individual plants I want to put in my painting. πŸ‚πŸ

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  5. These are wonderful Jill! I alwayss enjoy your collages, and it is lovely to see your sketches, too! Thank you! πŸ™‚

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  6. Those are great! I have always thought of mushrooms as being so whimsical!

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  7. Oh they are wonderful, Jill! I love both!! πŸ˜€ πŸ’šπŸ„
    Looking forward to seeing them in watercolor too.

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  8. Love your mushrooms, Jill! They’re so beautiful! 😍 I agree.. they’re awesome! They’re rapidly becoming my fave as well!

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  9. Mushrooms are fascinating. Yours are beautiful, too.

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  10. Love your sketches of mushrooms equally as much as the collage. Wonderful to see your creative progressions.

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