It all started with a cheap, severely lopsided pumpkin from Walmart. It was the sort that would be rejected by someone planning to carve it, but it fit perfectly with my plans. I was going to do to it what I do to nearly everything else around our home – paint it with glossy acrylics. Since it would be sitting on our front step, I knew that its lopsidedness would be ideal for displaying the painted side to whomever was standing looking down at it.
Starting with a few colors drawn from a beautiful fall wreath my mom made for me, I then mixed portions of those together to create more shades to use. This method guarantees color harmony in the finished project. With a few simple brush strokes I had a fun fall decoration with which to greet visitors to our home.