I don´t know about you, but I just love pumpkins!
There are five domesticated species of Cucurbitae (Latin for gourd), all of which can be treated as winter squash because the full-grown fruits can be stored for months.
At the beginning of October I bought a couple of different looking pumpkins to make not only soup (my favorite is Roasted Butternut and Sweet Chestnut Soup like already mentioned in my last post), pies and bread with (by the way if you haven´t already eaten Fried Pumpkin Blossoms, give it a try, they´re incredibly delicious!), but also to paint a water color still life.
It took about 4 sessions to paint this still life, each about 2 hours, and I enjoyed playing around with all the different colors I had to use for this assembled set.
Only two of these pumpkins are still left, and my guess is that they will soon share the fate of their predecessors. 😉
Do you like pumpkins? If so, want to share your favorite recipe here? 😉