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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Bunkhouse Gallery Spring Show and Plein Air day

If you don't have a thing to do and want to have a fine time looking at art, having a picnic, sit under the trees and listen to music, then head on out to

The Bunkhouse Gallery, 573 Old Spicewood rd., Cypress Mill, Texas 78663.
14th Semi-Annual Exhibition and Sale
May 19 & 20
Saturday, May 19, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with the Artist's Reception at 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Special Guest Artist Rick Hodgins
Featuring Dena Wenmohs, The Bunkhouse gang including Mary Barnes, Joanne DeShong, Jo Petersen, Susan Rodolf, Sandy Talen, Linda Wells and many more talented artists. (with the addition of Jo Castillo and Regina Calton Burchett)

Info here at wenmohsranch.com e-mail Dena or call 830 825-3465
or artandwine.org where you can see some other galleries and vineyards on the tour. Make a day of it!

Dena says to bring a picnic lunch and plan to listen to music and look at the art, sit under the trees, listen to music and buy some art. :) There will be refreshments for the reception. From Austin, go out HWY71 and turn left on Hamilton Pool Rd., go 21.2 miles until stop sign at 962 and 962 Spur, turn right. Take the first right at Old Spicewood rd. (C302) and take the second left to The Bunkhouse.

It is a beautiful location. Regina and I took our 8 pastel paintings out on Monday. I'm showing

Salsa Stuff, Pastel, 9 x 12 inches, white frame

Little Green Apples, 8 x 10 inches, Black Gallery Frame

On the Edge, Pastel, 8 x 10 inches

Lookin' for Rain on the Flats, Pastel, 18 x 24 inches

Regina took Bend in the Colorado River, Pair of Pears, The Waiting Barn and Texas October Sky. You can take a look at her work, all pastels, on her page.

Wildflowers near the Bunkhouse

The drive is beautiful and not that far. Worth going just for the views. We went from there to Marble Falls for lunch at the famous Blue Bonnet Cafe, famous for their homemade pies. Then to the local art gallery,

Highland Arts Guild
318 Main St
Marble Falls, TX 78654-5715
(830) 693-7324

and then stopped to do some plein air at Pace Bend Park. We found a camp ground with a table in the shade so we set up our pastels, easels and other items and got to work. We painted off in the same direction but you can see a difference in our styles.

The view we were painting.

Jo's under painting, watercolor

Jo's start with assorted soft pastels

Jo's near finish.

Jo's at the end of the day. Will it be the finished product? We shall see.

Regina's under painting, watercolor.

Regina's, a little further along

Regina, putting on the final touches, also working in soft pastels.

After painting we just chilled out for a bit, then stopped for a latte on the way back to Regina's. What a great day, we were gone from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wish we could do it more often. Thanks, Regina.


Regina said...

It was a great day!! More fun than I've had in ages. Thank you, Jo. I like our (almost) finished ones!

Jo Castillo said...

Regina, thanks for stopping by. :) Hopefully we can do it again before we go to New Mexico.


Joanna said...

Great paintings, ladies! 'Glad y'all had such a good day.

Marie-Dom said...

Lovely pastel paintings Jo! I love the salsa stuff and your end result on the landscape is really lovely. Sounds like you both had a good day.
Thanks for your continuing support of me too. I do appreciate it. Hopefully will bump into you on this scavenger hunt. Go on let's both do at least one of the items on that list today:how about the umbrella or the radio? Or why not both??? Maybe we can push each other to get inspired!!!
Take care

Jo Castillo said...

Joanna, thank you. We did have a good time.

Jo Castillo said...

Marie-Dom, you "guilted me" or "inspired me" and I did some sketches for the Scavenger Hunt. Your umbrellas are so fine.

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