Pumpkin 2014, oil pastel

Didn’t think I’d get a pumpkin done for this year – but .   .   .

Pumpkin 2014, oil pastel (6×6) on black mi-teintes pastel paper.  Took many layers of the OPs to cover the black paper, but glad I went with black to give the pumpkin find in the patch a little mystery to it.

Happy Halloween!

Pumpkin 2014

Pumpkin 2014

Reference image from Nicola B a great photographer and artist from pmp.


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89 Responses to Pumpkin 2014, oil pastel

  1. JoelF says:

    This is such a beautiful art.

  2. mamie says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

  3. Aquileana says:

    I love your pumpkin painting dear Mary ⭐
    Bets wishes to you, Aquileana 😀

  4. The detail of the leaves, the shading of the pumpkin….stunning!

  5. Marigold says:

    I really love the way you brought out the texture of the pumpkin and the leaves – really well done!

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Rhonda – appreciate it! In person the textures show better and also the lower shadow values near the bottom of the pumpkin are warmer colors than what’s showing here.

  6. Eva PoeteX says:

    Happy Halloween!! This is a true masterpiece, Mary. 🙂

  7. It’s beautiful…love this one Mary! Happy Halloween!

  8. ladyfi says:

    This is so lovely.

  9. obzervashunal says:

    Well done! There’s something about this particular color combination that just says: Fall is Here! beautiful!

    • Mary says:

      Thank you so much – this is a little different for me in the colors being so vibrant, but I let the black paper lead the way. Thanks again!

  10. dsaquarelles says:

    Beautiful effect of perspective!

  11. milkandbun says:

    Beautiful pumpkin! 🙂

  12. Heartafire says:

    incredibly beautiful artwork!

  13. So perfect….mysterious for Halloween!!!!! Great job!

  14. niasunset says:

    Beautiful painting, the colours in contrast make it real, great art. Thank you dear mary, love, nia

  15. Painting for Joy says:

    Hello Pumpkin! Wonderful piece Mary. Love the mystery with the pumpkin peeking out from the shadows. Happy Halloween!

  16. Mona says:

    Loving the vibrancy of your colors.

  17. Mary, this is beeyootiful!

  18. aFrankAngle says:

    Love the perspective of seeing the pumpkin from above through the vines.

  19. inavukic says:

    Such immediate presence! 🙂

  20. Lovely, Mary. Shared on Twitter & FB!

  21. poppytump says:

    What a beauty … that pumpkin is fair glowing Mary !

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Poppy! The black pastel paper really gave the painting the juice it needed to create the look of glow. Hope you have a wonderful week.

  22. Love your pumpkin and vine, Mary!

  23. Gallivanta says:

    Glad you did get to do a pumpkin for Halloween. Will you be carving any?

  24. elisa ruland says:

    Fallish and festive, Mary! Beautiful colors. 🙂

  25. M-R says:

    Is that a TEXAS pumpkin ? [grin]

  26. Don says:

    Mary, this is so good. You are a master with tonal values.

  27. ĽAdelaide says:

    I love your painting and see how the black made it work brilliantly. And happy halloween, my least favorite holiday but anyway. 😉

    Your art is always amazing. xx

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Linda – I bit different than the one I did last year (used an yellow-orange pastel paper which gave a closer to regular muted orange look to the pumpkin). The black pastel paper was interesting to use. Have a beautiful week ~ hope you are feeling better.

  28. But get it done you did, Mary, and done excellently

  29. dorannrule says:

    That is very special! I love it.

  30. Mary, this pumpkin is such a vivid, happy change from the pumpkin norms at this time of year. A natural, wonderful pumpkin without carving or “face painting” is a beautiful thing! Well done.

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Marylin – what prompted this look was a farm down the street that held a night time haunted trail ride and I thought how cool would it be to see a pumpkin staring out when the kiddo’s flashed a light on it. Glad you enjoyed the painting!

  31. violetski says:

    Happy Halloween dear Mary!
    Love the painting ❤️

  32. A.PROMPTreply says:

    Now this I love best of all! I love the darkness and shades of hidden things beneath the leaves. And I love the orange…..a glow of autumn!

  33. restlessjo says:

    Happy Halloween, Mary! 🙂 🙂

  34. This perspective of the pumpkin is a delight….on the one hand it’s a ripe squash in the garden….but look again….that stem could be a long nose….maybe it’s on its way to morphing into a Jack o’ lantern, now that it’s dark and all those spooky leaves are hanging around…nice job, as always, Mary!

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Cynthia you have one of the greatest imaginations! The farm down the street had a night time haunted trail ride and I thought, hmmm a dark pumpkin hiding in the shadows.

  35. mihrank says:

    Happy Halloween – Great Art and Image!!

  36. Love it Mary, a beautiful tribute to Halloween, have a happy one as well!

  37. coastalcrone says:

    The black was a great choice! Excellent! Happy Halloween!

  38. Francesca says:

    This is lovely, Mary! Perfect rendition of October and Halloween!

  39. i enjoyed seeing all of the bright happy pumpkins when i was in the states.. i’ve been on another side trip and will be buying vegetables tomorrow before going home… it’s time to add a splash of halloween somewhere in the house!

    great job, and yes, it’s like looking down and finding a precious little pumpkin underfoot!


    • Mary says:

      Hi Z – thanks! Oh yes it’s that time of year again. The farm down the street had a night time haunted trail ride and I thought how cool a pumpkin would look in the dark if it is was still on the vine. My little scary celebration ~ yes, I think you need to find a little fun pumpkin to design (loved how you decorated the pumpkins with your Sister – very cool).

  40. I love this Mary! Happy Halloween!

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