I love October, the air is changing, the leaves are falling, and I don't have air in my room so I like the crisper days. The pumpkin is the eternal symbol of October for me and they are cheap and readily available for a still life sitting. We took some time to look and chat about the pumpkin in third grade over the past few weeks. We noticed that our pumpkins had a texture and some tonal changes in their orange color. When we went to draw and shade them we drew them in sections and blended our yellows, reds, and oranges together carefully. We had a quick review of warm and cool colors and threw a shadow in there for good measure. I think they are quite beautiful.