Monday, July 28, 2008

Purple Glass Pumpkin, Oil Painting by Linda McCoy


I'm not sure what the intrigue is about pumpkins, but I guess to understand it you have to travel the midwest during harvest. Fields and fields of pumpkins. Who hasn't stopped at a rural farm stand and pondered over just the right one? Scooped out the gooey insides and spilled seeds all over the floor? Stuck a candle behind it's freshly carved spooky as possible face? Tried to make a pie from a real pumpkin instead of the canned? Roasted the seeds in the oven and sprinked while still warm with a bit of salt?
I purchased this glass variety from Michele at The Glass Studio in Berea Kentucky. http://www.kaht.com/multiple/glass_studio.htm . It's a beautifully hand blown purple glass with an amber color stem. I placed it in the sunshine so as to back light it. I'm sure my painting doesn't do Michele's glass art justice, but I just had to try.
6"X6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas.
COPYRIGHT 2008 Linda McCoy

2 comments:

Trine said...

I love glass work, and hope to find time to do a bit of tiffany work some day soon.

You presented this esquisite sculpture wonderfully.

Linda said...

Thanks so much Trine!