In Elfin Ladder III I disclosed that my elfin ‘ladders’ are really shelf fungi. One species of shelf fungus is the Artist’s Conk: Ganoderma applanatum.
This seascape is painted onto an Artist’s Conk. It’s by artist Joanne MacDonald of Nova Scotia and is exhibited on the web site of erstwhile Yorkshireman John Crabtree: Mushrooms and Wild Flowers of Nova Scotia, who very kindly gave me permission to display the work on my blog. John’s site is a mine of information regarding the fungi and flora of Nova Scotia.