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watercolor on Fabriano paper
30 cm x 23 cm/ 12 " x 9"

This painting is based on a photo provided by art friend, Geri Berkenstock, painted with his permission.  I really love the warm colors of the season. It took me quite a bit of effort to build up the strong oranges, glazing my colors with many layers.

This is a fun time of year, especially for kids. I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!


  1. Beautiful pumpkins
    Prayers for Italy after the recent earthquake

    1. Thank you Maywyn, lets hope this is the last one!

  2. I love this painting! The pumpkins jump off the canvas, such brilliant colors.. Simply beautiful.

  3. I love these warm colors too, and I love the way the pumpkins are placed, you made a gorgeous painting.

  4. Beautiful fall colors, Celia!
    Hugs :)

  5. Wow! You got such depth to the color. Beautiful!!

    1. Thank you, Joan, I really appreciate you noticing the depth, worked hard in that area.

  6. The colours are so vibrant, beautiful painting, Celia. Just had some pumpkin soup. :)

  7. I like those bright colors. I find it always difficult to paint the colors of the pumpkin. You did a good job on your pumpkins.

    1. It helped me to keep layering the colors with the same color families. Thank you Cora!

  8. A stroke of genius making the stalk blue. Wow - the vibration is wonderful.

    1. thank you for boosting my ego, Julie!!:-)


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