I recently purchased this large pumpkin to paint, after I had painted an earlier painting with three different pumpkins. When I started contemplating how I would paint it I realized I wanted to impart a sense of scale to the pumpkin by pairing it with an easily identifiable object. I chose apples as most everybody are familiar with them and they also remind me of fall, just like pumpkins. So in a way this painting is also representative of Autumn. Painting on a gessoed masonite panel was also a first for me, I typically paint on canvas panels or stretched canvas. I like the different texture and the way the paint handles, if I keep it up, it will definitely improve my wet-in-wet painting skills.