Monday, January 3, 2011

Milk Cap - genus (lactarius luminous)

'Milk Cap' - genus (lactarius luminous)

This is my new painting for The Volution Group Exhibition on this Thursday.
I knew I wanted to paint a mushroom girl breast feeding a glow bug, but it wasn't until I looked through my encylopedia of Mushrooms that I discovered the lactarius genus- 'Milk Caps' which was very fitting.
There are all sorts of milk caps, my favourite is the Lactarius deliciosus 
I invented my own specie 'lactarius luminous'

'Her mothers Milk is used as fuel for bugs that glow like star-lit jewels'

*Prints are now available in two sizes HERE

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