We like to carve pumpkins.
We like to paint them, too.
Especially when we have a large blank canvas that begs to be pumpkinified. Like this one that has been calling out to me since I first saw our house for sale, saying “Paint me! Paint me! PAINT ME!” It’s in front of our house, so I’ve literally looked at it every single day, thinking about painting it.
Of course a job like this shouldn’t be handled alone. It requires a team of professionals. K was up for it, and carefully inspected the canvas.
We began by applying a healthy dose of orange tempera to the top. I then outlined a general pumpkin shape, taking into account some of the dynamic and exciting angles the canvas naturally presented.
K got to work spreading the medium with glee.
The initial coat required some drying time. Which, incidentally, is a good time to try to take a nap, and then come back and apply the jack-o-lantern treatment.
I used a nearly dry brush to outline features, and K adjusted them and filled in the greater portion.
And now the Great Pumpkin has arrived.
I think it would require more than paint to turn this sucker into a turkey.