Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tis Thanksgiving time. Most of the pumpkins in the NH area are harvested and sitting in the markets ready to be selected for the pumpkin pies, bread, etc. We have so much to be thankful for just by living in this country. Let's hope we all remain strong and keep the freedom that so many have lost their lives for defending from those who would oppress.
Remember to thank God for all as you sit around the happy and bountiful Thanksgiving table where just prior the smells of turkey and pie were tantalizing.
Technique Tip: In this painting I used complementary colors of cad scar & UB. The background being strong and dark gives the shape and form for these objects. The varying shades of CS mold the round pumpkins. Use of highlights molds as well. Using AY first as an underpainting before CS was applied, then after the CS was dry, rubbing out the highlights makes them sparkle because the yellow being a staining pigment, does not rub out.
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." ~Edwin Arlington Robinson


  1. and, Vicki, I always enjoy your comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to give me a little encouragement.
    I love your new profile pic. Llamas (or is it an alpaca) are certainly enchanting.

  2. This is an absolutely wonderful painting. I'm not a big fan of autumn colors but this could change my mind. !