Day 22: Yupo Pumpkin

What is a Yupo Pumpkin?  It’s a watercolor pumpkin on Yupo paper!  I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried something new today.  Sandy Sandy another (fabulous!) artist in this challenge send me some samples of this paper that really lets the watercolor stay on the surface and facilitates blending colors.  Sandy makes such wonderful paintings with this paper.  Maybe I wasn’t that adventurous for my 1st attempt, but I’m still pleased with the results.Yupo Pumpkin

 

Blessings

There’s just something about Fall and the Harvest–the beautiful colors, the crisp air, a red maple leaf that gives me  a sense of peace and contentment.   It’s a privilege to live in this wonderful world.  I’m counting my blessings.

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Celebrate Autumn

I think this will be my last Autumn painting for awhile.  The leaves are just starting to turn on the red maple at the end of my driveway.  As I observe the changing colors, I am reminded of what a glorious world we all live in.

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I went out last week to a farm stand in Wisconsin and bought 10 pumpkins of various sizes.  Then I stopped at Walmart and got several inexpensive mums.  This is how I decorated by my front door.  It won’t win any awards, but it makes me happy.

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I used an antique wooden ironing board that I got years ago as a plant stand.

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The quilt was an inexpensive buy off of Ebay.  It’s in pretty ragged condition, but it looks great by the front door.  And I don’t worry about it getting dirty or faded.  

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I have several vintage quilts that I use on my front porch.   I change them with the seasons.   It helps establish me as the “quilting house” for my long arm customers.

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Hope you enjoyed this little tour.  Happy Fall!

 

 

 

A Sunflower, and Crow and a Pumpkin

Day 24.  Can’t believe this challenge is almost over.  The big question is:  Will I keep on painting?   I thought I would move on from the Fall theme, but I must admit I am a sucker for anything Fall-ish.  This little painting is of some table decor I bought last year.   They are so cute I couldn’t resist painting them.  They stand about 6 inches tall and live on my piano at the moment.    When I got out my Fall decorations box a few days ago, I was pleasantly surprised to find them.  It’s often like that.  I buy something, but after putting it away for a year, I forget all about it.  So it was fun to experience the “new” find when I opened the box.  I wonder what “new” Christmas stuff I will find in a couple of months.

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Do Pumpkins Grow on Trees?

Day 19

Pumpkins, acorns and sunflowers—what an unusual tree!  The blackbird likes it.  Puts him in that Autumn mood.

I promise I will paint something without a pumpkin  before this challenge is over.  For now, I’m still loving those pumpkins!Image