Learn to paint a DIY Fall sign with pumpkins and Cotton bolls. This is the third part in a 5 part series. Today’s lesson focuses on painting the cotton boll details and the white pumpkin.
Now you are going to add the cotton boll details and paint the white pumpkin. This is the third part of a 5 part series to create this DIY Fall sign.
The first video you will see is a brief overview. The real time video that you can paint along with is located at the bottom of this post.
Feel free to change up the colors to make it yours. Make it more traditionally Fall or even go wild with bright flamboyant colors!
Do you want different lettering?
This section will show you how to add the cotton boll details and paint the white pumpkin. Details are what really bring a painting together and makes you painting or breaks it.
Thankfully painting the details is very easy!
For the stems holding the cotton bolls you will use a slider leaf stroke. The instructions for that stroke is in the Basic Brush strokes lesson.
Related: Basic Brush Strokes
Reload your brush with Burnt Umber and Butter pecan and make sure you have a good chisel edge on your brush. Drag a thin line from the base of the cotton boll, using a light pressure to create a stem. end at the top of the green pumpkin.
In the video I do some stems now and some later. You choose how and when you want to add them. No hard rules here.
Paint the White Pumpkin
Following the pattern lines stroke on the ribs of the pumpkin.
Work with it until you are happy. In the video I show how I messed it up then corrected it. Learn from your mistakes.
The white is the section ribs instead of the darker Thunder Gray. The wonderful thing with acrylics is if you hate it when you are done you can just go over it after it has dried and try again.
Fixing your errors is a great part of learning to paint. We make them all the time and always use it as a learning experience and not a failure.
Now for the real time video you can paint along with
Part 4 will be painting the pumpkin stems and some swirly vines.
The printable pattern is available.
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