A friend told me about an artist who, for their birthday each year, paints a self portrait. I love painting portraits and I love that idea. So, here it is, my 2015 birthday self portrait. I painted this alla prima using a mirror.
It's amazing - with the rain comes mushrooms. I photographed all of these mushrooms, around my house in NorCal, since the beginning of December. Some of them are the same mushroom, but in a different stage of life and-or show a different view. I don't know enough about mushrooms to confidently identify these beauts, so let's safely assume they are all inedible, proceed with caution and simply appreciate their beauty and diversity. Click a mushroom for an enlarged slideshow :)