We have an annual Halloween tradition that involves visiting a pumpkin field in Poynings, East Sussex, to choose our pumpkins.
The weather these past few weeks has been pretty atrocious, so our visit kept being postponed until it couldn’t be put off any longer!
This meant that by the time we did visit, the field was a muddy mire, and it seemed like the pick of the pumkins had already been snapped up.
Fortunately, when we did visit, there was a brief break in the rain when the sun did manage to break though for a brief period and I managed to get a few pictures to play around with once I got home.
Here’s how I got on:
Although this was only supposed to be a quick sketch, I found it quite a battle to pull it together and can’t say that I particularly enjoyed painting this. I am however pleased that I persevered with it and, now that day or two has passed since painting it, I feel much more positive about it.
I didn’t manage to accurately capture quite how miserably muddy it was, you’ll just have to take my word for that, but apart from this, it does capture some of the atmosphere of the day.
What I did enjoy more as I did it, was carving this year’0s creation with the pumpkin we got:
I hope that everyone had an enjoyable Halloween, and, for those reading in the UK, that you’re all tucked up safe and sound ahead of the full force arrival of Storm Ciaran.