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Friday, July 20, 2007

Couch Potato

Nope, no painting of a couch potato, but I have been one today. I have a bum heel and my knee was hurting last night and I think it is from trying to protect the heel while playing at golf. Anyway, I lay and sat around with my foot up all day. I am reading a James D. Doss book, The Witch's Tongue. He writes about the Utes like Tony Hillerman writes about the Navajos. I just love these books and feel so at home when reading them. We grew up near the Alamo Reservation here in New Mexico, that must be the reason. I do like the high desert country.

I also watched the British Open Golf Tournament to root for Tiger. You can read about it on the Golf Channel. Can you imagine winning three in a row? He has his work cut out for him though, I think he ended the day about 7 strokes back.

I was on wetcanvas.com commenting on the Scavenger Hunt and just looking around the site. I ran across a watercolorist that is interesting, Robin Purcell. She does bold landscapes that are somewhat abstract. I like them because they are such bright colors. She posted about Robert Bateman, a wildlife realist painter. His work is amazing. You need to check his site out and read his philosophy on painting and his hints. Wow. I could never be that patient or work that long on paintings but I certainly admire his work. What do you think?

Hopefully I will be sketching and painting over the weekend.

7 comments:

leslie said...

Wow, wow, and wow for Robin Purcell! Thanks for the heads up on that. I left a comment, and added her to my artists on my sidebar. Put me in mind of Prendergast's (sp?) watercolor.
Take good care of that footie! Rent a cart.

leslie said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Prendergast

robin.purcell said...

Hey, thanks for checking out my work. I really like color and your painting transitions is delicious. Hope your heel is better. I had that planter faciata(SP) two years ago and it wasn't good for plein air at all. Best Robin

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Leslie,

Yes, Robin's work is vivid and to my liking. Prendergast had a real, but stylized look, too. She is going to be in Tucson, did you notice? :)

Later,
Me

Jo Castillo said...

Robin, I saw you on wetcanvas.com and now have added your blog to my blog reader. I spend way too much time on the computer instead of painting, oh well.

Thanks for writing.

Jo

leslie said...

Jo, I looked around an did not see the Tucson reference. Could you direct me?

Jo Castillo said...

Leslie, Ah, it was on wetcanvas.com, this thread
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=432461

post #10

Later,
Jo

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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