Prize Pumpkin-Part 2 14" x 19" Acrylic
By Greg Newbold
So after Farmer Dixon wins first prize in the ridiculously gigantic pumpkin growing contest, he has to figure out what to do with his monumental gourd. He rigs up a rope contraption and a steam shovel to lift it and bargains with the local bakery to swap him. The trade for the hefty squash nets him some serious pies. Don't ask me how he got the thing loaded in the first place, but it took the crane to get it off. This painting was a fun exercise in narrative storytelling as I took the scenario that I came up with in the first cover and extended it to what happens after. This one was also a Reading Street textbook cover for Pearson/Scott Foresman.