I wanted to design a pumpkin for the library to display over the Halloween weekend and thought it would be better to paint a design rather than carve. The full effect of the carved pumpkin would neither be seen nor appreciated in daylight.
As I have previously said, I am a huge fan of fairytales and searched online for fairytale designs. I came across a range of intricate paper cuttings, which I thought would be perfect for my pumpkin. I used the Hansel and Gretel design.
I copied the image freehand and painted the pumpkin with black acrylic. The design took about 4 hours to complete, but I thoroughly enjoyed doing it whilst listening to chilled music.
The library was extremely pleased with the pumpkin and it took pride of place on the Halloween display.