Oil on Oil primed panel 18″x 49″
It was the smell of pumpkin pie and the Halloween celebrations that motivated me to paint this still life. I chose the perfect pumpkin at the local farmers market and a good friend of mine who taught me custom framing, selected the rustic shelf especially for my still life. I’ve used this shelf for several paintings since. I bought some fabric from a local fabric store, a vine wreath from a craft store which I pulled apart to create my design. I set-up my still life near a window and using natural day light to illuminate my subject. Pinned a few leaves on the fabric and viola, this is how it turned out.