Staying on the subject of pumpkins, I thought I'd share with you another use I've found for them...as painting subjects.
Here is a fledgling still-life of a Queensland Blue, and a pear, both of which we grew here. I'm particularly proud of the pear. It's the first pear we have grown to maturity here. Very exciting. Certainly worth a painting.
So this painting is at blocking in stage. Over the next few days, I hope I'll go in and refine the painting a lot. Just looking at this photo I can see so much I want to work on.