Pumpkin Fall Autumn Harvest Halloween Fine Art Card

Autumn 2012 copyright by Paula Kuitenbrouwer

On show, my Pumpkin, Fall, Autumn, Harvest, or Halloween drawing. Cards are printed too. Let me explain you the theme and composition. This year I’ve combined garden birds, two Parus major ‘chickadees’, with fall fruit: pumpkins, apples, and acorns.
Last summer I’ve been hoping to find a Stag Beetle. I couldn’t find one, so I was happy to draw one. It slowly makes its way to the acorns and apples.

The chickadees in our garden give us constant delight and inspiration: they are dominant, noisy and funny. I can’t stop looking at their wonderful colours.

At the end of our street, there is a pumpkin patch. It is so nice to see the orange spots growing bigger every time we drive pass it.

Acorns…well, they keep us awake at night because they fall on our roof. When it is windy, we run to our front door with our hands covering our heads, afraid to get bombarded by them.

I’ve aimed for a diagonal composition. The Stag Beetle guides your view from down-left to up-right, to the last upright leaf of the big orange pumpkin. Normally I would put big objects in the back, but I liked the large orange pumpkin to dominate the drawing. The small green one offers depth being positioned behind the big large pumpkin. My signature is hidden in one single straw.

I wish you a lovely autumn season.

Paula Kuitenbrouwer

Pumpkin compositions by Paula Kuitenbrouwer


7 thoughts on “Pumpkin Fall Autumn Harvest Halloween Fine Art Card

  1. Dear Paula, this Autumn Drawing is wonderful! I love the colour contrast between the pumpkin and the bird. The pumpkin colour is so beautiful: looks like the sun is just shining on it! The leaves above give a good balance to the pumpkin, to my eyes. I really love this composition with the BIG pumpkin and the SMALLER other things: acorns, and the beetle. And the not big and not small elements like apples and birds help to get the idea about how big or how small the other elements are. The green pumpkin helps the orange one to be.. how I could say… mh, “more orange”! 🙂
    Really a beautiful drawing.
    And yes, I can hear the chickadees talk in their funny cheeky language! 🙂


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