Thursday, November 3, 2016

Fall Florals and Pumpkins

It's been a crazy fall! I just finished a huge licensing project which I'm not able to write about yet. It involves car illustrations and comes out next summer.  So you'll have to wait a while to see those.

These little paintings I can write about, so I'll share some fall/ autumn watercolors I've been working on. I'm hoping they end up in Hobby Lobby next year.  Fingers Crossed they like these!

In the meantime, you can find the originals in my shop.

Watercolor Floral Heart by Elise Engh
Mint Green Fall Pumpkin Painting by Elise Engh
Watercolor Floral Heart and Arrow by Elise Engh
Mint Green Fall Pumpkin Painting by Elise Engh

I painted this mint green pumpkin from a real life pumpkin I have in my house as a fall decoration and at first I just had the lone pumpkin, just floating in space. My husband gave me some art advice on this one... haha! He said I needed to ground the pumpkin.  I could see his point, so I later painted in some shadows beneath it and some grass, but I still like the lone pumpkin better.  There is something about the clean white space around it that I love.

Which version do you like better?

5 comments:

  1. They're all beautiful, but I much prefer the grounded pumpkin.

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  2. We throw away the art lessons after awhile don't we? "There are no rules" was my first art lesson.
    The "clean white space around it" gives the pumpkin a surreal quality-which I really like as well.
    Surrealism always catches my attention-I love the way it makes me think differently.
    Peace.

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    1. Yes, you have to learn the rules so you can break them sometimes. Thanks for your input!

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  3. We throw away the art lessons after awhile don't we? "There are no rules" was my first art lesson.
    The "clean white space around it" gives the pumpkin a surreal quality-which I really like as well.
    Surrealism always catches my attention-I love the way it makes me think differently.
    Peace.

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