Jarrahdale Pumpkin, 20 x 16 inches

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Hubbard Pumpkin by Elizabeth Floyd, oil on linen, 20 x 16 inches
Hubbard Pumpkin by Elizabeth Floyd, oil on linen, 20 x 16 inches

Jarrahdale Pumpkin

It is my belief that at the start of every work of art there is an idea or feeling in the mind of the artist, and the expression of this through form, tone, and color is the purpose of being an artist.

This autumn I was determined to include this quilt into a painting, but every still-life setup I assembled just felt off. So in a peak of frustration, I folded up the quilt and set it aside. Later, I brought this pumpkin into my studio with several turban squash, needing a place to put the pumpkin down, I set it on this quilt and then went about setting up another still-life setup with the turban squash.

Again, with the turban squash I was not feeling the connection. Disgruntled I turned away from my setup and glanced in the corner and fell in love with what I glimpsed, the jarrahdale pumpkin sitting in the middle of my strip-scrap quilt.

I finally had a composition with the emotive connection I was seeking, and I began to paint.

...................................................................... Framed Painting {20" x 16" – oil on linen} ......................................................................

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