6x8 Oil on Canvas
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.