Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Night Before Halloween

I was inspired by how pumpkins had the capability to have faces carved into them. It got me thinking about what if pumpkins could take on the persona of their carved faces. So I decided to draw a group of pumpkins, my repetition, all together on a porch. I wanted to paint them as if there was motion so I wanted the pumpkins to glow and be involved in some sort of plot. I painted two large pumpkins bullying two smaller pumpkins. I added several layers of paint, dark and light and plenty of yellow. Towards the end I just rubbed on yellow with my fingers and added different colors everywhere. I love adding colors on top of colors like red, white, green, and blue. I took a risk because I attempted to stray from the normal pumpkin and decided to paint them in different colors and shapes. A normal pumpkin would be perfectly round an orange.This is my 2nd time painting. Last time I painted was well over 3 years ago.