Pumpkin Patch, Bainbridge Island....
....is the place where all the coolest kids hang out this time of year....and me too. Nothing like a pumpkin to signal Fall. By the way, I grew up in the Halloween Capitol of the World (Anoka, MN) and, despite attracting every goblin, elf and witch around to the yearly event, I survived.
I painted this a couple of years ago. Actually, I painted it twice; once in a more subdued 'realistic' style and right away in this one where I painted it like I felt it. In the first one....no, I'm not posting it....I felt all constrained after it was finished. This one felt like a party had happened.
I touched it up a bit the other day so felt I could repost it as it reads differently.
Although I have tried to be more subdued I think it's not me....at least not yet, maybe not ever. Marianne Elson (HERE) from Anchorage put one of her paintings on a mug and sells it. I bought it because I liked the painting but I like even more the saying on the back: 'Do Not Judge My Story By The Chapter You Walked In On'. Fits. Things are still happening.
Gallery story. Took this piece into a gallery along with some others. They rejected this one because they said they had never sold a pumpkin painting. What do you think?
Thanks for looking. I'm off to teach in Italy for a bit. Maybe I'll have something to post when I get back.