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.
Reference image from Nicola B a great photographer and artist from pmp.
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This is such a beautiful art.
Thank you Joel for your generous comment! Nice to meet you ~
Nice to meet you too Mary.
This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!
So great to see you again Mamie, hope you are well! Thank you very much for your nice comment.
I love your pumpkin painting dear Mary ⭐
Bets wishes to you, Aquileana 😀
Thank you very much Aquileana, really appreciate it!
The detail of the leaves, the shading of the pumpkin….stunning!
Thank you so much Patricia!
I really love the way you brought out the texture of the pumpkin and the leaves – really well done!
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.
Happy Halloween!! This is a true masterpiece, Mary. 🙂
Perfect in every way!
It’s beautiful…love this one Mary! Happy Halloween!
Thanks Beth! Hope you had a good one ~
This is so lovely.
Well done! There’s something about this particular color combination that just says: Fall is Here! beautiful!
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!
Beautiful effect of perspective!
Thank you very much!
Beautiful pumpkin! 🙂
incredibly beautiful artwork!
Thank you Holly!
So perfect….mysterious for Halloween!!!!! Great job!
Happy Halloween Laurie – thanks!
Beautiful painting, the colours in contrast make it real, great art. Thank you dear mary, love, nia
Thanks Nia for your lovely comment!
Hello Pumpkin! Wonderful piece Mary. Love the mystery with the pumpkin peeking out from the shadows. Happy Halloween!
Hi Rhonda, thanks very much. It was something different and seemed fitting for the time.
Loving the vibrancy of your colors.
Thanks Mona, the black background really makes it pop!
Mary, this is beeyootiful!
Thank you Cynthia!
Love the perspective of seeing the pumpkin from above through the vines.
Thanks Frank – a different perspective, but a lot of fun playing with those vines.
Such immediate presence! 🙂
Thank you so much for your kind feedback!
Lovely, Mary. Shared on Twitter & FB!
Thanks Better, much appreciated!
What a beauty … that pumpkin is fair glowing Mary !
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.
Love your pumpkin and vine, Mary!
Glad you did get to do a pumpkin for Halloween. Will you be carving any?
Thanks Gallivanta. We have ours out front, but won’t carve until after the holiday – once they are opened the neighborhood squirrels think it’s there’s to tear apart.
Ah, so Halloween is feasting time for squirrels too!
Fallish and festive, Mary! Beautiful colors. 🙂
Thanks Elisa – it got a bit vivid with the oil pastels. Glad you enjoyed the painting.
Is that a TEXAS pumpkin ? [grin]
Ha, so funny M.R.! Thanks ~
Mary, this is so good. You are a master with tonal values.
Oh Don, thank you very much – truly appreciate your feedback on the tonal values! Have a wonderful week.
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
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.
But get it done you did, Mary, and done excellently
Thank you John, as always a great encourager and supporter!
That is very special! I love it.
Thank you Dorann!
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.
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!
Happy Halloween dear Mary!
Love the painting ❤️
Happy Halloween too – thanks Violet. Enjoy your week ~
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!
Thanks ! so glad you enjoyed the piece. Have a lovely week ~
Happy Halloween, Mary! 🙂 🙂
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!
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.
Happy Halloween – Great Art and Image!!
Thank you for your lovely comment Mihrank!
Love it Mary, a beautiful tribute to Halloween, have a happy one as well!
Thanks Eva! Have a fun time ~
The black was a great choice! Excellent! Happy Halloween!
Thank you, glad you enjoyed it!
This is lovely, Mary! Perfect rendition of October and Halloween!
Hi Francesca, thank you very much – have a great one!
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!
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).
I love this, Mary!
I love this Mary! Happy Halloween!