Fall is here and it is time to go to the pumpkin patch. Have a great time, but don’t forget to take pictures. These are treasured times to keep. Pick out a good size pumpkin to take home and carve a funny or scary face.
Some of the pumpkins in this painting have acrylic paint under the watercolor for a rich glow. The hay was created in layers from light to dark. Portions were masked before I applied each layer. This took a while as each layer had to dry, but the result was worth the time.
Friends 22×30 water media.
My selected photos for the Weekly Photo Challenge-From Lines to Patterns
Shadows-Shadows create wonderful patterns with lines.
Front door-I love the lines the craftsman used to create this leaded glass door. For the unusual point of view challenge, I posted a photo of a beekeeper that was photographed through this door.
Fishing rod-Thread work on fishing rod creates lines and the placement creates the pattern.
Fireworks-Who doesn’t like the lines and patterns created by firework?
Piano keys-Piano keys create thin lines, thick lines, white lines, black lines and repetitive lines of two and three. The magic is in playing the keys.
Tree branches-Like a spider web these bare branches fan out and create connecting patterns.
Sometimes you see a photo taken by a friend that you would love to paint. Just ask them if they would mind your use of the photo for reference. Be sure they know you are not painting it for them, but for your own collection, or for sale. If the photo was taken by a professional, get a signature of use document signed. Keep one for your files and have the professional keep one in their files. I fell in love with a photo taken by Rose Margaret Braiden of calla lilies. She was very happy to allow me to use it as the reference for this painting.