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Monday, October 15, 2012

Blue Pumpkin... celebrating the unusual

Blue Pumpkin with Japanese Lanterns   oil/canvas  20 x 16 x 1.5

reveals my fascination with the unusual, the different.  Sure, I like orange pumpkins.  Who doesn't?  But a blue pumpkin challenges our "pumpkin notion" and, perhaps, in this color shift, enables us to see this grand harbinger of autumn in a new way.  Paring the heaviness of the gourd with the light, papery Japanese lanterns and the berries was a good thing, I think.  This year my husband brought home a white pumpkin for our buffet.  Different is good.  Different excites.

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