|Happy Halloween! - 6 x 6 Oil on Gessobord|
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This is my version of the Sleepy Hollow Pumpkin (love that movie!) I picked up a pumpkin while getting groceries the other day and had fun carving it -- it's been so long since I last carved a pumpkin!
This low-key value range is quite a contrast to my last small painting (in my last post), which featured a small pumpkin gourd in high key values. It was quite a challenge to get the glow of the candlelight inside the pumpkin -- it had to be really dark on the outside -- something I am seemingly allergic to. But I am always hearing: "Color gets all the credit, value does all the work." So I keep trying!
Below is my carved (not-so-much) masterpiece.