Monday, November 13, 2017

Painting pumpkins (or a nice way to while away a long winter night)


I haven't tried to do any painting for a while, in fact when I got out all of my materials I found that some of the paint tubes had dried up and a couple of brushes needed to be replaced having been used for other less lofty purposes when I was redecorating the living room last year.

 I had some nice sketches but rather than take on anything too complex while I re-familiarized myself with everything, I decided to pick a very easy subject. This I decided would be a pumpkin.

Why a pumpkin?


Well, when getting out all of my fall decorations, I thought it would be fun to have a pumpkin painting to set out for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Then for the rest of the year I could store it away.

 just a few details...

I have a a couple of frames in different sizes that I use to pop in paintings I have done. I only display one at a time. When I get tired of looking at it, changing it out for another one is easy to do. It's kind of fun.

Finished!

All things considered I am rather pleased with my new pumpkin. I had forgotten what a pleasure it was to spend time involved in something so engaging as painting. It is a particularly pleasant way to spend these long, dark, winter nights.

As as for the results...the only one you have to really please is yourself!

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A special thank you to my sister, a truly talented and excellent artist, who has given me endless help and advise on painting and art. 

Thank you for visiting.

17 comments:

  1. I think your painting is wonderful! I love the color of the pumpkin, and now I'm inspired to take a class. You never cease to amaze me with your skills.

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    1. You really should take a class, it is such a great hobby and as I said you really only have to please yourself, but it is very nice when someone else likes it too.

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  2. Really good. You are so talented. Your amazing.

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  3. You are a women who never ceases to surprise, Adrienne!
    I find your posts, with their evident e of your ingenuity and artistry to be a lovely source of inspiration.
    The pumpkin is lovely!

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  4. What a lovely compliment. Thank you.

    By the way, how is your landscape coming along? I really look forward to seeing what you have done. Did you end up using any of the grasses?

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    1. I just saw your reply! Yes, I used three types of grasses - Black Mondo, Japanese Forest Grass (aurela)and Miscanthus Morning Light. Things are looking good, but small! It's good to know that things grow very quickly here with our wet and mild climate. We have only done the front thus far and the back garden is next year's challenge!

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  5. It's just beautiful. You certainly haven't lost your touch, Adrienne. xo Diana

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  6. Adrienne. what a beauty. I think you probably pleased more people than just yourself! It is wonderful to have a true talent and you certainly have that. So pretty. Why couldn't a pumpkin fit in with Christmas? People still eat pumpkin pie long after Thanksgiving is over!..Have a great week..Judy

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  7. Well done! You are a talented artist.

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  8. That is a beautiful painting, Adrienne! You can be proud of yourself - it's a wonderful piece of art. You've got talent.

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  9. Thank you! Your kind comment is much appreciated. I hope that things are getting back to normal for you after the devastation of the fires. It was such a terrible time.

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  10. Oh, my....this is a beautiful pumpkin...such talent..my mom was so good at painting...and I can't draw a straight line.:(
    Thanks so much for coming by with your kind words. Such a heavy heart thru these holiday months...I sometimes wonder if ever I will not feel so very empty without him.

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  11. oops...meant to say that I am your newest follower.

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  12. Oh!!!My!!!Goodness!!! This is so lovely Adrienne! What a pretty pumpkin painting! I love the frame idea! I also loved seeing your beautiful garden photos. Absolutely beautiful my dear! I had to laugh at the fact that you used your paint brushes for less lofty uses...I do the same thing and get so mad at myself when I need them for what they are intended :)))
    sending hugs...

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  13. Your pumpkin is gorgeous! I loved seeing it in the frame and I like the idea of changing paintings whenever the mood strikes.
    ~Adrienne~

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