Introduction: Painted Gourds Make Giant Fruit
Touring the Welburn Gourd Farm in Temecula, California, a pear shaped dried gourds caught my eye. Then an apple gourd shaped like a large apple, a banana and orange shaped gourd rounded out the bowl of fruit idea.
- Clean them well with water (or you can buy them pre-cleaned).
- Paint with acrylic paints to match the intended fruit.
- Coat with matte acrylic varnish (DuraClear) to give a low shine - like the grocery store fruit with wax.
- Arrange in still life and enjoy!