Turtle Hide N Seek

Majidu Chande Kili

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This stunning painting captures the beauty and wonder of the natural world with a unique and imaginative perspective. The centerpiece of the artwork is a group of turtles, each one expertly rendered in exquisite detail. These captivating creatures are positioned in the foreground, seemingly entranced by the giant mushrooms that tower above them.

The mushrooms are the focal point of the painting, with their bulbous caps and intricate gills creating a sense of depth and texture. Each one is dark, showcasing a sense of otherworldliness that pervades the scene. 

Bulbous mushrooms, also known as "stomach mushrooms" or "puffballs," are a group of mushrooms characterized by their round or bulbous shape. They are members of the Basidiomycota family and are known for their unique reproductive structures.

The fruiting body of a bulbous mushroom is typically spherical, with a smooth or lumpy outer surface. Inside the fruiting body is a mass of spores that are released when the mushroom is disturbed or ruptured. Unlike other types of mushrooms, bulbous mushrooms do not have gills or pores on the underside of the cap.

Bulbous mushrooms can vary in size from a few centimeters to several meters in diameter, depending on the species. Some species have a hard outer shell, while others are soft and pliable. Many species have a distinctive smell, which can be used to help identify them.

Bulbous mushrooms are found in a variety of habitats, including grasslands, forests, and meadows. They can grow on the ground, on logs, or on other plants. Some species are edible and are used in cooking, while others are poisonous and should not be eaten.

One of the most famous bulbous mushrooms is the giant puffball (Calvatia gigantea), which can grow up to 100 centimeters in diameter and weigh up to 20 kilograms. This species is found in North America, Europe, and Asia and is edible when young and still white inside. However, caution should be taken to avoid confusing it with poisonous look-alikes.

Armillaria gallica is a species of mushroom that belongs to the family Physalacriaceae. It is commonly known as the "Honey Mushroom" due to its sweet aroma and taste. This species of mushroom is known for its bulbous appearance, which is caused by the presence of a swollen base or "bulb" on the stem.

Armillaria gallica is a saprophytic fungus, which means that it feeds on dead organic matter. It is often found growing on dead or dying trees, stumps, and other woody debris. In some cases, Armillaria gallica can also be a plant pathogen, causing root rot and other diseases in trees and other plants.

The cap of the Armillaria gallica mushroom is typically convex or flat, with a diameter of up to 10 cm. It is usually a light brown or tan color, with a slightly darker center. The gills on the underside of the cap are closely spaced and whitish in color. The stem of the mushroom is usually 8-15 cm long and 1-2 cm thick, with a whitish or yellowish color.

In the background of the painting, we see a variety of plants and flowers, adding a sense of lushness and diversity to the scene. These elements are rendered with the same care and attention to detail as the turtles and mushrooms, creating a sense of harmony and balance within the composition. The overall effect is one of a peaceful, natural environment that invites the viewer to step inside and explore.

This painting would be a perfect addition to any collection, whether you are a seasoned art collector or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of the natural world. Its unique perspective and masterful execution make it a true standout piece, one that is sure to captivate and inspire anyone who sees it. Whether you choose to display it in your home, office, or gallery, this painting is sure to bring joy and wonder to all who view it.


Medium: Painting : oil, acrylic, ink
Themes: Handmade African Art
Support: Canvas
Type: Unique work
Framing: Not framed
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Handcrafted in Tanzania
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Size Guide

Centimeters (CM)

Inches (IN)

50CM x 40CM

19 11/16 in X 15 3/4 in

50CM x 50CM

19 11/16 in X 19 11/16 in

60CM x 60CM

23 5/8 in X 23 5/8 in

70CM x 50CM

27 9/16 in X 19 11/16 in

80CM x 60CM

31 1/2 in X 23 5/8 in

100CM x 80CM

39 3/8 in X 31 1/2 in

140CM x 110CM

55 1/8 in X 43 5/16 in