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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pumpkins I - Original Oil Painting

6x8 Oil on Canvas
by
Cheri Wollenberg
The leaves are falling here in Fayetteville just like it was already fall.  School has started, the kids are getting on buses everyday in their new school clothes, and there is always excitement in the air about football, new friends, various other things and change.  Changes in the seasons are also exciting.    The stores have changed their decorations themes.  Pumpkins and harvest themes are already being displayed everywhere.  Magazines are beginning to print new recipes and the newest fabrics and fashion trends. Artists are inspired by these changes too.  I am inspired with the colors, textures, and  aromas of new candles.  So I decided to start painting pumpkins and gourds.  I prefer to paint them from life but this one is from a picture.  I took a lot of pictures last fall of various gourds and pumpkins so I may do several while waiting for the first fruits of harvest to show at the neighborhood markets.    This is my first attempt for Autumn 2011.  Click Pumpkin I to go to my Etsy Shop if you would like more information about it.

6 comments:

Linda Popple said...

At 107 degrees here, it is hard to imagine autumn now. When I saw your pumpkins I had to visit and take a closer look and it is so nice to see them. Now I can almost feel autumn. Well done!

Katherine Thomas said...

What a gorgeous painting for fall. The colors have so much depth and life. Very beautiful!

Carol Blackburn said...

Very beautiful, Cheri. My the children start school even earlier there than in Maine. We start on the 29th. My grandson in Mass. doesn't start until after Labor Day.

Egretta Wells blog said...

Thinking "Fall" and I love it! Your pumpkin painting speaks to me in so many ways!

Kathy Cousart said...

Wonderful painting. I think we are all ready for a break in the weather and this lets us know autumn is coming! Really pretty colors and highlights in the pumpkins. Well done.

Karen Bruson said...

Beautiful painting. Love this time of year.

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