The Intimate Forest

A Celebration of the Beauty of Nature in Oil Paintings by Harlan

 

red fungus

Red Fungus

30x24 1996 $800

This was a glorious sight! That bright red mushroom among the brown leaves of the previous fall made just a striking contrast. The lighting was exceptional. I find such contrast very exciting to paint. Trying to capture the light and shadows is always an interesting challenge. Some areas of the painting look a bit more faded than they really are in this photograph. Once again the varnish which is necessary to protect the painting has resulted in less than optimal photos.