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Painted Pumpkins for Halloween

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Halloween is an excellent opportunity to put your art on display.  Carved pumpkins tend to rot and get eaten by animals pretty quickly, but painted pumpkins have a way of lasting a long time.  They're perfect for putting on display outside or inside your home.

Last week I roped a friend into helping me to carry a bunch of heavy pumpkins home and then we spent an evening painting pumpkins and listening to Halloween music.  As a side note, I didn't think there was a lot of Halloween music out there, but we turned on Pandora and asked for Halloween music and there were a bajillion songs!  

We each painted three pumpkins.  Here are Steve's pumpkins:

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He saw the green pumpkin and immediately thought of Frankenstein.  I think the detail of adding bolts to the "neck" is awesome (and easy):

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These are the three I painted:

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The black and white pumpkins are a study in simplicity.  Multiple simple marks create something greater than each individual mark.

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from the Balzer Designs Blog: Painted Pumpkins for Halloween
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Painted Pumpkins for Halloween
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Painted Pumpkins for Halloween
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Painted Pumpkins for Halloween

And, of course, I had to put eyes all over a pumpkin!  Halloween screams for eyes, don't you think?

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Here they all are together:

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Quite a festive Halloween doorstep!  BTW: That big orange pumpkin is a ginormous 30 lb. pumpkin.  You can watch me try to pick it up and see some of the pumpkin decorating in process here:

Thanks for stopping by!

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Some previous painted pumpkin posts (say that three times fast):

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face pumpkins 

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video here

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Metallic Pumpkins

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doodled pumpkins

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Gelli Deli pumpkin

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