I have taken two students of watercolor on Friday afternoons for 3 to 4 hours. These students are wonderful; they never say, “Oh, I can’t do that”. They are game to attack any subject with abandon. Basically, we paint together. The pie pumpkins came from my garden. We painted practicing negative painting (the white of the stem and the lightest part of the pumpkin) and creating the velvety dark background by adding all the hues to the paper while the surface is wet.