I had a lot of fun with today’s project! I love being creative and painting is definitely a fantastic way to be just that. I got my inspiration from my cousin Jen’s Fall decorations, which you can see in this post.
I haven’t painted in years, so forgive me that my outcome isn’t perfect… But I’m pretty darn happy with it! How fun is it that I now have a Fall themed painting that I made myself, that I can bring out every Autumn?! And it was so easy to make!
I decided to go with a gray background and applied with a sponge brush. I did tape off the edges of the canvas really well so there wasn’t any ugly bleeding of paint down the sides. For this project, I used canvas and acrylic paints that I bought from Hobby Lobby.
Next, I mixed in a little peach/apricot into my white paint to make it a little less bright white and painted two large “C’s”.
I then painted two smaller “C’s” within the larger.
I then added in a third set of painted “C’s”.
I filled in my outer blank areas with white paint. I mixed together the burnt sienna (red-brown) paint with a little white paint and then painted thin lines to show where the pumpkin crevices would be.
Just like makeup, you gotta blend it out to make it look natural! As you can see, by blending out the light brown, it creates a very natural shadow-like effect.
I used the burnt sienna shade of brown paint to create the pumpkin’s stem and brushed in a little white to give it a pretty shaded look. I then created a mint green/turquoise shade of paint by mixing together white, turquoise and lime green, and then used the same technique to create a smaller pumpkin.
I used the burnt sienna paint color straight (no white mix-in) to create the smaller pumpkin stem. I used the burnt sienna/white paint combo to paint “Fall” and to create the shading effect on the smaller pumpkin.
Here’s the finished project! I love how it turned out. I spent probably about one hour on this, but I had the best time! This is such a fun DIY and so cheap to make! I used my 40% off one item coupon at Hobby Lobby on my paint set and I bought a two canvas set for around $6.
I hope you enjoyed this project! I you decide to recreate this painting yourself, please post a photo on Instagram or Twitter and tag me… I’d love to see your work!