My wife really does have a good artistic eye. We were at Central Market getting groceries and I wanted to go by the produce section and pick out a plant / vegetable / fruit for my drawing tonight. We both walked down the long row of vegetables weighing each one for its still life potential as well as it inevitable usage in some future meal. She picked out the coral mushroom, pointing and saying, “ooh that looks cool!”, I agreed and I think we touch every single one trying to pick out the best for a still life.
The coral mushroom proved to be very interesting indeed. There were so much subtleties in its texture and shape that I was quickly lost in the drawing. It took me a little over two hours to do this small drawing and unfortunately I don’t feel that I did the vegetable justice.