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Pumpkins - How to Paint Them

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Pumpkins - How to Paint Them

Fall Pumpkins

This is my first art process blog. Here is how I painted this nice trio of Fall Pumpkin Paintings.
Materials you will need are three 8 x 10 canvas, gesso and acrylic paints.

First start by covering your canvas with white gesso and let them dry completely.
Second step is to use a light tone of greens for the backgrounds. Make brush strokes in different directions.

Third draw in the pumpkin shapes in a variety of sizes and add a few leaves to some using a stick of chalk.

Fourth step start painting the pumpkins using different tones of oranges, yellow orange, red oranges. I paint in layers and let one layer dry and then paint over the area again.

Fifth step paint the bottom area where pumpkins sit and add shadows. Details are always the last to do and I just used my initials in these paintings. These are easy and fun to paint and perfect for fall decorating.

The pictures in this blog vary. Please go to my website to see the final three paintings at:
Decorate your home with the paintings in different groupings or maybe just frame each one and give away as a gift - Hilda Vandergriff