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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall Palette, Fall Subjects

Yes, It's Fall

Those of us who live where the weather truly does change with the seasons are entering a colorful time of year.  Tones of red, gold, copper,  and apricot begin to fill the forest and gardens.  With all this luscious color it is no wonder my palette begins to change color as well.  And it's not just the palette, it's the subject matter for the paintings.

Pumpkin Delight

Pumpkins and gourds of every size and shape (some of them are fantastical!) show up in markets, roadside stands, as decorations on front porches.  I brought a few into my studio and have begun to paint little vignettes, working towards a larger canvas.

Did you know that a pumpkin is a gourd like squash.  It is thought to have originated in North America.  Pumpkin related seeds have been found in Mexico that date 7000-5500 BC.  And these pumpkins grow in colors from white to yellow to orange to purple to grey.  This is an artist's delight!  So for now it's pumpkins in the studio but with all the color around who knows what might be next.


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