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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Festival of Trees Donation

As I mentioned on November 7, I am donating a painting to the Family Crisis Center for the Festival of Trees. It is just about ready. I have my critique groups ... family, friends, Fine Art Friends, all looking. You are welcome to critique as well. We won't frame it until Monday. It will go in a gold frame with an off white linen liner. We did more in previous years, but have another commitment, the show at the Bunkhouse this year.

Last year, (photos on my website) Gene and I fixed up a rocking horse and I was in charge of the Guild's tree. It is such a beautiful event and helps so many people, go check it out! You can bid on the painting and a Christmas tree or two. You can come out to the Bunkhouse on Saturday before the Festival or on Sunday to seethe exhibit there.

I went down the road on Thursday afternoon and started the painting right there. I used the tailgate of the pickup for my table and my fold up metal easel. I did an under painting with pastel and water. I worked a couple of hours. The light changed so much in that time. This is as far as I got.

I took photos of the view as I went and decided on the latest one for the most colorful light. It was a little cloudy so the sky wasn't very blue. I couldn't finish such a large painting. I worked some more on it Friday at home from the photos I took and again today. I like it pretty well. Let me know what you think, I don't mind knowing if you see something awry.

After taking the photo I cleaned up the lower front and the hard edge on the front tree. I can't take another photo as the sun has gone away because we live in the woods. I take my photos in the full sun now, it works so much better, you need very little correction on the computer for color that way.

Crafts Prairie View
Soft Pastel on Pastelbord
16 x 20 inches


Roxanne said...

Hello Jo -
Thanks for the visit! I like your trees in Crafts Prairie View

Jo Castillo said...

Hi, thanks, back! :) See you around.


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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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