Monday, July 20, 2009


Yep, punkins'.
I went in to Totty's Bend looking for these big dramatic, sweeping landscapes of farm scenes or overlooks and found....punkins'.
As I was driving around a friends farm I passed his garden and the sun bounced off a pumpkin so I pulled over to check it out and found out I really enjoy painting gardens. There is a lot of drawing to get all the different shapes but it was cool weather so I had the time today. He has beans, tomatoes, squash, and pumpkins so I am sure I will have more garden paintings in the future.
Just goes to show you there are paintings everywhere.


Erik van Elven said...

Really like your demos Kevin, hope you'll be doing a few a them in the future. Great paintings can indeed be found everywhere.

Carol Morgan said...

Kevin, I love your pumpkin! I seldom paint plein aire because Texas broils in the summer so I run around with my camera and shoot as many photos as I can. I also have a high school classmate that is an awesome photographer that has given me permission to paint some of her photos. I am very lucky. I even tried to grow some pumpkins but they just burned up in the Texas sun. Your paintings are amazing!

Kevin Menck said...

Erik - Stay tuned, demos on the way. I have the best intentions but I start painting and forget to photograph.

Carol - Thanks for the comment. I painted in Texas for a week once and the whole time I was there it was incredibly dry, hot and the wind blew at 90 miles an hour the whole time and it was March! I try to envision what it would be like in August and couldn't. I feel your pain. You just need a studio in the Canadian Rockies or Maine that you spend the summer months in. There, problem solved!