"Lumpy Blue Pumpkin" -- plein air field study -- oil on canvas 12x12" -- Margie Guyot
Isn't this the coolest pumpkin? I found it at a roadside stand by Traverse City a couple weeks ago. To me, it looks a bit on the blue side. And the lumps just made it even more amazing!
At first I set it down in the green grass, where I'd painted my other pumpkins. But since it's rather blue-ish, I thought it might look better in warmer rust tones -- dry grass and fallen leaves.
The sun struggled to come out this afternoon. And it was pretty chilly. I had to wear my down winter coat to paint this. The wind was pretty steady, blowing my hat off a couple times. But at least there were no mosquitoes!
Right after I finished painting, the light rain started. Great timing!