|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.