Thinking back to my workshop with Nancy Tankersley who emphasized the use photos to design the painting rather than making the painting look like the photo, I made a lot of changes to this photo for the painting. The two main ways it has been changed is moving the pumpkins around and changing the light. I don't like to have the shadows in front with backlighting.
So here is the photo and the final painting... (a lot of cropping going on - thank goodness for the zoom feature on my ipad)
I might do a bigger painting of this because I like the way the purple and orange look together.