Learn how to paint pretty mountains onto pumpkins. This is an easy pumpkin painting idea for beginners.
I love to paint pumpkins for fall and Halloween instead of carving real ones. Then I can enjoy them every year. This year I decided to try my hand at painting a mountain scene onto pumpkins. I will say that I am absolutely NOT a painter. I have never taken art classes and just don’t have that skill set. So if I can do it, so can you! And you can probably even do better than I did! LOL.
I have collected tons of pumpkin painting ideas, so be sure to check those out too. But without further adieu, here’s how you can paint mountain scenes onto pumpkins.
All you need is craft paint, paint brushes and foam pumpkins!
The trick to painting any landscape is to start with whatever is the furthest away. In this case, the sky is the furthest layer, so start at the top of the pumpkin and add in the color you want for your sky.
Let that paint completely dry, then use another color of paint to make jagged mountain peaks all around the pumpkin and fill that color down an inch or two.
Let that dry, then keep repeating until you have all the mountain ranges you want.
When you get to the last layer, it helps to turn the pumpkin upside down and rest it inside a bowl or bucket of some kind so you can paint it a little easier without the stem wobbling all around.
And then you’re done!
You can use any color combination you want for this project and it will completely change the vibes. I grew up in the desert, so I chose a lot of warm colors and I think my mountains look like boho desert mountains. But it would be gorgeous to use shades of green, blue and purple and that color palette would look a lot more like lush, forested mountains.
I love this pumpkin painting idea because it’s supposed to be abstract, so you can’t really mess it up.
If you want to take your pumpkin painting to the next level, try adding pine trees! This is much harder to paint, but it looks awesome. If you’re a more experienced painter, look up some pine tree painting tutorials and give it a go. I can’t paint worth beans, so I got help on that part from a real artist.
Gorgeous, right?! I really love the version with the trees. I am determined to practice painting until I can actually paint pine trees myself.
Abstract Mountain Pumpkin Painting Video Tutorial
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