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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Sketch for Scavenger Hunt, Pastel Painting and Baseball

I've been slack on posting, what can I say? I worked on the Scavenger Hunt 41 this evening. If I post this maybe it will keep me sketching.

#1 summer shoes, these are some new shoes. I don't wear sandals so I found these today, sort of rubber and mesh so should be a little cooler than sneakers. With the ZIG Millennium pen in the Canson sketchbook. About 25 minutes. As you know from reading my blog, I work in pen or some medium that cannot be erased. I am trying to "see" better the first look. Trying.

I have been working on a pastel painting of a scene coming into my old hometown. It is 16 x 20 inches on Pastelbord.

I have been working on it for a few days, a few minutes at a time. Not my favorite way to work. I like to get it done in a couple of sittings. I have developed it a bit further than this photo. I have been trying to lighten the mountains without loosing the green trees and the middle ground was too orange and I have adjusted the color there. I will post a new photo tomorrow, hopefully.

We have to go to Cypress Hills to pick up the paintings at the Bunkhouse and get ready for our trip. We leave on Tuesday for the Big Twelve Baseball tournament.

The Longhorns swept the Aggies and won the Texas Showdown and the Big Twelve Championship. You can read it all on the official page and find "the rest of the story" on Joanna's page. They play Kansas State on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City. Hook-em Horns!

A controversial call of Preston sliding in .. he was called out. My movie showed him safe. This is a photo of the paused movie taken on my iMac. Cool, but not too clear. Ha.

The seniors, it was senior day. We will miss them.. I don't know the names of the two assistants, sorry. 36 is Randy Boone, pitcher; 8 Chais Fuller, shortstop; 46 Joseph Krebs, pitcher; 2 Brett Lewis, catcher; 1 Nick Peoples, center field; 9 Clay Van Hook, infield; and 34 Chance Wheeless, first base. What a group!


"JeanneG" said...

Jo I really like your pastel. The clouds are really pretty. I don't do pastel. Too messy for me.

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Jeanne. I just love pastels. They are so quick and tactile. I like getting the "dust" all over. :)


leslie said...

The landscape into your hometown is spectacular. Don't change a thing!

Jo Castillo said...

Thank you, Leslie. I did a few minor corrections but not so that you will notice. Toned down the orange a bit. I will post it again when we get back home.


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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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