Watercolor of blue, green, and yellow pumpkin in a gray frame

Pumpkin Tutorial: Beginner Watercolor Autumn Painting


Join me and paint a little stack of pumpkins! October is my favorite month, and there’s no better way to celebrate the spooky season than with a simple squash painting. This is a beginner watercolor tutorial that introduces the wet-on-wet technique as well as the wet-on-dry technique. The painting will take about an hour to complete with drying time. Any watercolor materials will work, but I use the specific following items (see list below).

I do want to note that I recognize these are professional watercolor products and therefore more expensive. You can certainly participate in this tutorial with more economical products. These are just what I use at home, and I recommend trying these products if you plan to continue your watercolor practice. The brush and paints specifically will last a very long time, and over time you may end up saving money by purchasing quality brushes as opposed to ones that break down and lose fibers in a short period of time.

I am not part of an affiliate program. These are honestly the products that I prefer to use.


Happy painting!