Ever since our visit to the pumpkin patch a few weeks ago, I have been obsessed with painting pumpkins. Well, this has gone on long before that visit, but there is just something about the shapes and colors, the many varieties of these humble squashes that appeals to me.
The first pumpkins that I painted were several years ago in a large painting of my granddaughter and son carving pumpkins. I posted the “how to” of that painting here. Pumpkin Head presented many challenges. When my granddaughter wanted a happy face, my son replied, “No, they’re born as pumpkins but they die as scary jack o’ lanterns.” A bit macabre sense of humor, I’d say.
Since then, I’ve painted little white ones and little orange ones, and pumpkin buddies. Pumpkins with flowers and leaves. And some larger pumpkins. I know it’s not “high art”, whatever that is. But it amused me this autumn. But I think I’m done. They’ve sold well in my Etsy shop and some local shops. I guess that I’m not the only person who loves pumpkins.
Back to prepping canvases for the larger series.
Or…maybe something else.