With Thanksgiving and Halloween now past I have been used seeing all kind of decorative squashes and gourds around. I love the textures and shapes that make each on unique. My mother picked up some dried gourds and gave them to me for painting.
The one I chose to work on first had a natural spotted pattern on it's skin. It made me think of the repetition of shapes used in Gustav Kilmt's works. I used that as my inspiration to paint the gourd, circling and reinforcing the existing patterns and adding to it, to create the final piece.
I am quite happy with how it turned out.
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