"Polka Dot" -- oil on canvas 12x12" -- Margie Guyot
"Blue Satin" -- oil on canvas 12x12" -- Margie Guyot
These are some of the amazing pumpkins I found at a roadside stand in Traverse City. It's at an old gas station and every fall it's packed with pumpkins, gourds, apples and cider. I think pumpkins are just so much fun to paint! When I was a kid, all they had were orange ones. My dad would drive us kids from stand to stand, searching for "the perfect pumpkin". And now there are such cool varieties!
I find it hard to resist painting them every fall. Last year I did quite a few; this year I painted just a couple. My time was eaten up by planting 1500 English bluebell bulbs, 80 parrot tulips, 20 oriental lilies and an assortment of shrubs. I did them all in 3 weeks. You just never know when the weather will turn foul.