Sunny Pumpkin

A new painting has been born!! Not only did I paint the picture; I picked the pumpkin and the sunflower from my garden! Talk about “Homemade”:)  I am very pleased with this painting and love the colors of fall that show. This was the only pumpkin that had the little knobs on it and of course I had to pick that one to paint.  I know that I could have made it easier on myself by picking a smooth one out of the bunch, but for some reason my brain always wants to challenge me! It seems to happen a lot, but personally I don’t like taking the easy road all the time. Things like this painting help me to think outside of the box. I learned to make little knobs better (there was enough of them!) and I learned what other colors to use other than orange and black. It is neat to see the end result. Enjoy the weekend and Happy Fall!

My Bestest Friend at Winnipesaukee

I took this picture  in the fall at Lake Winnipesaukee.  The weather was gorgeous and the company was outstanding.  My husband and I were out taking pictures for potential paintings. I knew the minute I took this picture that it would turn into a painting. I practice a lot in watercolor and the picture is such a surprise at the end, because I just don’t know where the water will take the color.  

I’m a day late posting this for my husband’s birthday, but I did give him the actual card on his birthday!  Bill, I hope you enjoyed your day and that all your wishes come true. I can’t wait to share many more birthdays with you!  Love you, Debby