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Gallery: Art Connections Gallery 123 N. Main Street on the Square in La Grange, Texas.
979-206-2222 http://www.artconnectionsgallery.com/


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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Inktober Catch Up and Hunting

I did not post yesterday and am pretty late tonight.  No reason or excuse.  This will catch me up on Inktober and get in some sketching for Scavenger Hunt 606



Inktober Day 15 - legend  I was looking for an interesting legend and found this road sign in Colorado.  I wonder how many people believe in Big Foot? 

Inktober Day 16 - wild  Some wildflowers from my photos in the yard.  I sketched with Prismacolor 05 and 005 and a Rollerball Pen in white.

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I sketched for the Hunt also in the big book with Micron 02, Prismacolor chisel and Prismacolor 05 and the white Rollerball.

Number 3, Jelly
Number 4, cup (mug) One Gene bought this summer, first time to sketch this.
Number 5, candy (sweet)  Yummy, good model that I ate.

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 We went to a lovely house concert on Sunday afternoon with Byrd and Street.  I can never tell you enough about this great duo.  Tommy writes great lyrics and Kathy has a beautiful voice.  They will be having the annual Mistletoe Jam on December 7 at Threadgill's in Austin.  I'll tell you more about that later.


The sunrise yesterday was so soft.  I thought it would turn a wild pink but didn't.  Pretty anyway.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Hunting and Inking

Is inking a verb?  I doubt it.  I sat on the porch and sketched in the big coffee table book with an assortment of pens.  I first sketched for Scavenger Hunt 606     
I am the host after all.


SH 606 Number 1 - juniper, Number 2 -  garage (building) 

I used several pens and bad planning.  I put the top lines of the roof first and you see what happened.  I know very well how to find the center of a square or rectangle.  Sigh.  Also the tree is much fuller and there is a big pine tree there, too.  

Inktober Day 14, overgrown - this is down toward the ponds.  They have really cleaned out the overgrown areas.  There aren't many to be found for the animals to hide.  They keep most of the area mowed so there aren't any new little trees.  Interesting.


Sunday, October 13, 2019

Inktober Day 13 Ash

I wasn't very clever for ash for Inktober, Day 13.  I thought of Ash Wednesday but wasn't eager to draw a person receiving ashes. 

Day 13, ash - the tree from photos and ashes from memory of a campfire or fireplace.  We have electric fireplaces so only faux ashes.

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Inktober Day 12 - Dragon

Is it dragon or dragging?  I got up early to post the Scavenger Hunt 606
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1472058  so I may be dragging today.
While I waited for Gene to get up I decided to sketch the Inktober, Day 12, prompt for today which is dragon.  I don't think I ever sketched a dragon before, but I knew where to go for inspiration.

Jennifer Rose Phillip is the artist on Fuzzy Dragons, https://fuzzydragons.blogspot.com/
Jennifer has all sorts of dragons in her art world.  She draws, paints, sculpts and has fun with them.  She is an excellent artist and does so much.  I really feel lazy when I see what she accomplishes.  Jennifer Rose has some videos which are fun and instructive as well.  Please check out her work. 

Jennifer Rose is a big inspiration in my life.  She is across the pond but is from Canada.  She comments here, too, which makes me happy. 

Inktober Day 12 - dragon, inspired by Jennifer Rose in the big sketchbook with a Prismacolor Brush pen and a Micron 02.  This dragon came out a bit angry.  I was hoping for one of the happy ones like Jennifer draws. 


Friday, October 11, 2019

One Third of Inktober Done

Yay, we are one third finished with Inktober.  Today is Day 11 and the prompt is snow.  You may know that snow in Bastrop is very rare.  We did have four inches on December 8, 2017.  It probably fell on the night of the 7th starting about 10:00 p.m.  It was amazingly beautiful and was gone in about 4 hours when the sun came out.

This sketch is from a photo.  The sidewalk was already clear.  More photos here:
https://jocastilloartblog.blogspot.com/2017/12/snow-day-in-bastrop.html

Inktober Day 11 - Snow, in the big sketchbook with a Micron 02 and a Prismacolor Brush Pen.

I find it very difficult to do white with regular ink.  I think Inktense pencils might work because you could wet the ink or paper like watercolor.  That wouldn't work too well in this sketchbook.  Have you tried snow in black and white?

We got a cold front with about half an inch of rain and a lot of wind.  It is 56 degrees now at 10:00 a.m., yesterday it was about 84 by this time.  Yikes!  Brrr....
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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los NiƱos. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill

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