I’ve had trouble growing grass in a small part of my front yard between the sidewalk and the street. Constantly nurturing the feeble grass blades to grow, only to be overtaken and choked out by seemingly insatiable cancerous weeds. Last year, either a squirrel with gaps in his teeth or a spitting motorist passing by deposited a pumpkin seed that grew quite well! I took it as a sign, so this year I had a mini pumpkin patch there of small pumpkins. It was pretty easy and fun!
Here’s the first brave survivor that volunteered to model for me. The picture shows the background a little more saturated than it really is. (gotta work on finding the right place to take these pictures)
Pumpkin (private collection)
oil on panel