Friday, September 24, 2010

I. F. - Old Fashioned

Prize Pumpkin - Acrylic, 13" x 18" (approx.)
by Greg Newbold

Farmer Dixon here has loaded up his classic pickup truck and is heading out to a good old fashioned pumpkin growing contest. Something tells me he's going to win...if he can make it over that hill. This painting was done a few years back for Pearson/Scott Foresman as a reading textbook cover. It spawned a sequel which I'll post on Monday. On the other hand, my pumpkin vine was pretty pathetic and spawned only two soccer ball sized gourds this year. there's always next year.

14 comments:

Jenny Crouch said...

Beautiful work as always Greg. I just love the colours of Autumn so much! I bet that pumkin made a good few pies too!

brokeneyeball said...

awesome acrylic work! :)

psychopooch said...

This piece is making me look forward to the upcoming autumn months. Nice!

Mike Blake / Monisawa said...

Yay for larger images! I love all your crazy details (every blade of grass for example) your paintings are so much fun to look at and study. I also lovesuch as the liscence plate that says, "love to read." haha

k.h.whitaker said...

beautiful!

Juan said...

Awesome. Fantastic!

Coreopsis said...

Very fun! Great style and colors.

Julia Kelly said...

This is wondeful- so full of the season right now- nice

Linda Hensley said...

Love it!

Greg Newbold said...

Thanks for all the positive feedback everyone. I am posting the "sequel" today, so everyone have a look!

nello said...

love the colors and lighting! that's a lotta pumpkin pies!

Jack Foster said...

Fantastic Greg! Great cover and very seasonal. perfect for the topic this week. Love your style...it ROCKS!

Marion Eldridge said...
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Marion Eldridge said...

Stunning! Truly gorgeous!