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Monday, October 08, 2007

Procrastinatin' Apple

I am going to paint a windmill today, so decided to warm up by sketching for Scavenger Hunt 58. I don't feel like sketching with pen or pencil (or painting and I have to do the windmill this week before we leave) so pulled out a 5 x 7 inch Pastelbord, green, and proceded with my soft pastels.

#3 Apple cut in half, #4 peel of a fruit. 35 minutes or so with some breaks not included in the time. The plate is a plastic foam plate from this house (I don't do Styrofoam) and it had a pastel rim with pink, purple, yellow, etc. I decided to make the plate white only when the shadows and edge became so confusing. Then, I smudged the edge of the plate and didn't notice until I saw the photo on the computer, but it is a sketch after all, so didn't retake the photo. Supposed to be a quick exercise, right?


Bag Blog said...

Very nice "warm up". I just found your art store and browsed your paintings and favorite restaurants. I have been thinking about gathering photos of my paintings and putting them somewhere where people could browse through them. Your art store seems to work well. Do you have any suggestions?

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, Thank you. I always have more fun with pastels than sketching.

My web page seems to taken on its own life and getting out of hand. I'm hoping to streamline it this winter. There are a couple of free servers/sites that seem to be helping artists and make it easy to do web pages without knowing a lot about how to do a web page. I'll look at the ones I think are good and see if they are still free. I'll e-mail you or post.


Bag Blog said...

Thanks Jo.

leslie said...

That's beautiful, Jo!

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Leslie. Just a little fun.


Marie-Dom said...

This is lovely.

Jo Castillo said...

MD, Thanks again. Probably a little over kill for just a "sketch". I get carried away with pastels. :)


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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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