I’ve posted before about the seasonal pictures I keep on a small table in my living room. The white frame houses a 6″ x 6″ mat, and I try and create a picture to match the season. Here’s my Memorial Day pic: https://crapsmanship.com/2018/05/25/memorial-day-watercolor/.
I removed the picture after the Fourth of July and substituted a photograph of my beautiful grandchildren. But a pumpkin shouldn’t be too hard to create to accompany my fall decor, should it?
Well, I am anything but a painter, but crapsmen don’t pay too much attention to the talents they lack. I started with a red, yellow, and orange background using a Gelli Plate and then used painter’s tape to outline the 6″ x 6″ dimensions of my finished work.
The paper was too curly, but a few bottles of lotion helped solve that problem! I then painted a brown tabletop with a few metallic brown highlights. It doesn’t take a Rembrandt to get this far!My pumpkin started with the right shape, but I had to add many layers of paint to get it to look more or less like a real pumpkin.I added the world’s ugliest stem, and had to consult some real artists’ pictures to make the stem look less first grade and more sixth grade.A few brown highlights on the pumpkin and some white additions to the stem completed the project.Once matted and set on the tabletop, I don’t think it looks half bad!