“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up” – Pablo Picasso
My usual pumpkin painting is of the serious kind, but this year I thought why not have some fun. Pablo had the right idea – I’ve taken it a step further, keeping the child-like fun in the grown-up artists creation ~
2016 Pumpkin – Halloween, is an oil pastel (4.5 x 7) that was painted on ochre tinted Mi-Teintes pastel paper. A still life of pumpkins took a dramatic turn when a daylight scene turned into a misty moon-lit evening sky and overhead well – a crying shrill could be heard from the local witch riding her broom. “Ah my little ones . . .”
Here is to all those little ghosts and goblins who will “Trick or Treat” ~ Happy Halloween!
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it’s my loss that i did not see this! how fun, full of whimsy and color!
Ah I am so late my friend with my reply. Took quite a bit of time away from blogging I’m afraid – will be posting soon. Hope all is well with you and that the Spring rains aren’t too devastating for your area. So happy to see that you checked in Lisa – miss seeing your amazing posts. Take care and Happy New Years to you my friend.
Time off is healthy, especialy if it provides quality time for your art!
It’s been good, looking forward to catching up and seeing your latest posts. Hope you are well ~
Haven’t seen a post in a while. Are you well, Mary?
Hi Cynthia – so nice to see you and can’t thank you enough for thinking of me. It’s been a long Fall and Winter, not much art has been done but I’m working my way back into it. Hope you are well my friend and writing! Happy New Years to you and best wishes for a wonderful new year. Take care ~
Speaks to the child, woman, man, being. An image which makes you feel youthful and yet calculated in the exercise of reason. Simply amazing. Happy holidays to you Mary and the family. Thank you always sharing quality. Cheers!
Thank you so much Heath for your generous comment. Happy New Years to you and look forward to reading your amazing writings. Best wishes for the great new year my friend.
I love the wit in this painting, Mary.
Thank you Cynthia – that was my goal, glad I made you smile.
This one is such fun, Mary! I love the witch flying through the hazy night. SMILING 🙂
Ha, thanks Christy. It was a lot of fun painting this kind of Halloween scene. Hope you have a lovely weekend.
I love this painting, Mary! Beautifully done. I didn’t see this one showing in my reader…
Thanks so much Amy for your kind comment!
The flying witch looks amazing…it has given the pumpkins the needed ‘spooky’ feel… 🙂
Thanks Maniparna! “Spooky” was what I was after!
Love that flying witch…and the colours…
Thanks Robert was fun to paint!!
Pumpkins perfect for Hallow’een! 😀 Thank you Mary! Don’t eat too much candy.
Thanks Resa!!! I am still eating it – yikes, not good!! But I ran 3.25 miles today, so I’ll hopefully work it off as quick as I put it on – NOT!! Have a wonderful week ahead ~
Understood! I’m walking off my visit to Winnipeg, where one drives everywhere. Walking is not allowed.
Delightful, delightfully magical, love the fun part, love Picasso! Happy Halloween to you and yours my dear friend! Hugs~Eva
Hi Eva, thank you so much and am happy that you enjoyed the painting. It was different, but so much fun to experiment with a little freedom from my usual work. Hope you have a great week ahead my friend. Thanks again!!
Sweet!!!!! Love what you’very done here. The pumpkins are such a pretty colour and the twisted stem 😊. The witch in the background…love it all.
Thanks Joanna for noticing the details and for leaving such a lovely comment! Have a great week ahead ~
Why not?, indeed
Spooky fun. Happy Halloween.
Thanks Gallivanta! Hope if you celebrate, it was a fun time.
Such a delightful interpretation of Halloween, Mary. Have a good one. xx
Hi Sylvia – thanks very much!! We did have a fun Halloween more children visited than prior last couple of years. Hope you are well and your eye is healing – have a great week ahead!
Good morning Mary – I LOVE this:) and Picasso’s quote is one of my all time favourites….hope you are having a wonderfully creative weekend…janet…
Hi Janet, thank you so much for your enthusiastic response to the painting – really it was a fun project to work out and the witch, well she came about at the last minute. Sorry for my late thank you – things got very busy for us last week and couldn’t get online, but am so happy to see the response the piece has received. Hope you are well and have a wonderful week ahead.
You are most welcome…and hope you enjoy a more relaxed and creative time, even with the elections:) janet.
Very glad to see this election season come to a close ~ today I’m going to paint the stress away!! Have a great one Janet!
Good morning Mary…I have woken to the US results…..which convinces me more and more that the creative life is the only way to go:)
That’s exactly what I have been doing…painting the stress away:)
Same here, I have a new one coming up. Hope to take some time today to get caught up on your latest postings.
This has certainly got the magical Mary touch! I love it! Happy Halloween…Boo!
Filled with the Halloween spirit Jill – thanks very much!! Happy Halloween to you too!!
Ethereal and lovely! Happy Halloween, Mary 🙂
Thanks Jo – Happy Halloween too! Have a wonderful weekend ~
Lovely Halloween drawing –and so beautiful and cool!
Have a happy Halloween.
Thank you so much and have a great weekend!
Mary … I’ve seen plenty of pumpkins but no flying Witches on broomsticks . Yet …
Lovely magic here !
Hi Louisa , oh yes could you just imagine looking up at the sky and Halloween night and seeing the flying figure! How funny and just a little bit spooky! Thanks so much ~ hope you have a wonderful weekend.
I like the turn you’ve taken in your traditional pumpkin painting by including this whimsical witch. She adds that “what if..?” which is the spookiness of the season. But she’s not scary at all…she looks like she knows where she’s going, in a misty, ethereal sort of way….
Thanks Cynthia, it was a fun piece to do. I like your read on the painting as the witch passes through . . wonder where she’ll park her broom?
I’ve never been a big Halloween person. BUT, if I was going to purchase something, I could certainly be persuaded to look at this lovely and cute painting. Love the witch on the broom. 🙂
Thank you so much Judy, appreciate the compliment. The witch came to the scene at the last minute and then kind of stole the show. Have a wonderful weekend.
Thanks Sarah! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
I love it!
I have been missing your posts but glad I found this one this morning. It is lovely and so full of mystery – well done! Happy Halloween to you also!
Thanks so much Coastal – Happy Halloween to you as well!!!
It’s charming! I like so much the discreet witch!
Thanks Dsquarelles ~ it was fun to sneak her in.
Like the quote. Happy Halloween 👻 Have fun!
Thanks Susan – Happy Halloween to you too!
Very cool Brenda!! Thanks ~
I like your imagination adding fun to the scene.
Bewitching! And fun. 🙂