So what do 13 tortured pumpkins waiting for their final paint look like?

The pumpkins have been base coated with flat black latex paint then dry brushed with flat white latex.

The next step involves colorizing with some various color of oil stains…this is sort of experimental, something I’ve never done before.

If you are really a keen reader you notice that there are actually 14 pumpkins in the picture, the 14th pumpkin was made as a guinea pig, an experimental pumpkin on which I can play around with the color.

Lucky pumpkin!