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Crazy Mushrooms


These colors create an intensive mood.
I used modeling paste to create the impasto look.

I live close to Kennett Square (PA), the Mushroom Capital of the World. a small town, which is located about thirty miles south of Philadelphia. Over the past one hundred years, mushroom growing in our area has evolved from a minor sideline among area carnation growers to a multi-million dollar industry.
Today mushrooms are the number one cash crop in the state of Pennsylvania. The states output accounts for nearly half of the nation's total production
They sell White Baby Bella, Shiitake Oysters, Maitae and Portabella Mushrooms in the area I live.

I used gold leaf to warm up the cold blue tones.
The gold is also representing the mushroom's value in our area. Lots of people work in this business. _________________________________

MIXED MEDIA (oil, modeling paste, gold leave)on cotton canvas.
Dimensions: 18"x24"
[46x41 cm]


Copyright Olga van Dijk 2006
All rights reserved.
Unauthorized copying or use of images is prohibited.
This is another OlgArtsProduction©2006 ______________________________

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John Cappello 31 Jul 2013

Perfectly created & Very Real looking,,Just gorgeous, Spectacular Scenery piece

Anonymous Guest (IP: 13 Jun 2011

No more s***. All posts of this qutlaiy from now on

Artist Reply: Dear Mr. or Mrs. Anonymous......"qutlaiy"? If you love this piece THAT much, it's still available for sales!!! Love and Light, Olga

Dominique GUIGUES 22 Jan 2011

I love very much this one, thank you for your explications of your work .

tim linville 17 Jan 2011

Always an Impressive Painting...and Always so different!Great Color Work!

John Graham Inkson 09 Apr 2009

I found some jade, blue, green toadstools. I put them in the shed, on returning and opening the door I was hit by this most beautiful and powerful sent. Intoxication is the word for it.