It is a great day when I get to paint pumpkins, and I do love blue pumpkins, which made my day even better. 

For our Watercolour Wednesday at Splitcoaststampers.com we have a guest hostess for today's challenge and she had us watch a video of Watercolour Pumpkins which can be found here.

I am using Arches cold press 140lb. watercolour paper for today's card. I drew the pumpkins, and once finished I noticed my tall pumpkin was leaning and had a good giggle. Isn't that always the way, they are never flat on the bottom, except maybe the fat squat ones, as the orange pumpkin is.

I did not want flowers, I really like just grass and I do love to add a pumpkin leaf, they are so beautiful. We did pumpkins a few years ago in my watercolour classes, and the leaves were beautiful.

For the blue pumpkin I used Prussian Blue along with Phthalo Blue Green Shade. The stems on both have Van Dyke Brown, Burnt Umber and Sepia. The Orange pumpkin has Cadmium Yellow Hue, with Cadmium Orange Hue and Deep Cadmium Red. 

The green grass and leaves are done using Sap Green and Hooker's Green. I used Winsor Newton watercolours today, except for the Phthalo Blue, which is Daniel Smith. 

I did consider adding a sentiment but readily admit I have a hard time adding sentiments to my hand painted cards. I have no idea why, I am just weird I guess!

To finish this card I attached the watercolour panel to an orange card base using foam tape.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you have enjoyed seeing this card as much as I enjoyed painting it. 

Have a great day everyone.



xoxo, Kia