Art Friday: Marilyn Sunderland

Artist: Marilyn Sunderland
Gourd Art

These are amazing.

According to Marilyn's website:  Most gourds are inedible fruit that dry into a hard shell vessel. Gourds grow into an infinite variety of shapes and sizes. They grow in the shapes of eggs, dippers, kettles, baskets, apples, canteens, cannon balls, bottles, and snakes, just to name a few. The gourd is so versatile it can be carved like wood, burned with wood-burning tools, or painted with almost any paint medium such as acrylics, oils, water colors, wood stains, and dyes, to name a few.

"Art has always been a part of my life. I have painted portraits, landscapes, and various other subjects with oils, acrylics, and pen/ink mediums. I also do wood carving and glass engravings."


  1. Wow, that's a different kind of art - and beautiful in its own way! Who would have thought gourds could be so interesting!?! :) Very creative!

    1. I wonder if any sort of pumpkin can be used or only those with tough skins. I thought they looked amazing .


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