Variations on a Sphere
Is there anything more symbolic of fall than pumpkins? Today at Hornbachers, there was a beautiful display of large pumpkins alternating with Mum plants. “Fall Flavor” was painted from my photos of the Veggie Barn where they sell all kinds of fresh and some unusual garden items. I must have been too late to get a pink pumpkin this year. The owners and kids look like they have fun playing with patterns and color groupings of the various vegetables.
When painting a multitude of similar things, the way you vary them is important to the composition. The indentations in pumpkins are often described as lines when painted. Notice the three pumpkins in the foreground. The bottom pumpkin shows the indentations with lines. My favorite is the bottom right one where the shapes between the indentations are painted. The next one upward has a combination of these treatments. As you move up the page, the pumpkins get simpler and smaller. The stems are a nice contrast giving direction.
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