Welcome Halloween Pumpkin

    Welcome Halloween Pumpkin

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    This piece is available at the Charlotte Art League, or you can purchase it here.

    Here is the story of how this piece was created:

    • I gessoed (like primer) an 8 x 10 x .25” MDF board. I don’t typically use MDF board, but due to the crazy housing/building market, lumber is expensive, and my usual birch wood cradle boards have doubled in price, so I decided to use what I have laying around.

    • I painted the sky using paynes grey (it looks almost black), a mixture of blues, and violet along with gloss glazing liquid to help blend the colors.

    • I painted the ground with paynes grey mixed with matte medium (like a glue) to give it texture and a 3D effect.

    • The moon is courtesy of NASA.

    • I painted the pumpkin then photographed it and Photoshopped it to add the Welcome text.

    • I painted the broom and added some ribbon.

    • The hat is clip art, and I added ribbon to it.

    • I painted the edges paynes grey.

    • I did some shading and blending.

    • Lastly, I used a spray varnish to finish the piece.