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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Cloudy in the West, Pastel Painting, Baseball note

I painted this little pastel a couple of weeks ago, but every time I thought to take a photo it was cloudy or too late in the day. I have been taking photos of pastels in direct sun and have not had to adjust the color on the computer hardly at all. This one is not adjusted.

Cloudy in the West
Pastel 5 x 7, Pastelbord

The subject is clouds in New Mexico and done in studio from a photo. I enjoy working on Pastelbord and finished this in a short time. The painting needed only some highlights added after it sat on the viewing table for a few days. Because it is cloudy the highlights are very subtle. I didn't want to bring sunshine into the picture. Time flies when you are having fun and I enjoyed working on this painting.

Do you think 55-59 degrees Fahrenheit sounds fairly comfortable? If so, you haven't sat in the Disch-Falk Stadium in 30 mile an hour winds to watch a baseball game. Wow, it was cold yesterday. We dressed warmly with sweatshirts and jackets, but ..... I forgot something for my ears so it was very cold. By the end of the game there were about 100 people left in the stands. The game was good. Texas beat UT Pan-Am 10-3. In one play of interest, Travis Tucker was trapped in a run down between first and second. Travis did a quick double turn and the UTPA second baseman fell and Travis made it to second base safely. That was the first time I had ever seen anyone escape a run down. :) Brandon Workman pitched and had 11 strikeouts. Excellent! Read about the game on the official page.


Joan said...

Jo, I love the soft subtle colors in this pastel! Super!!

Jo Castillo said...

Joan, thank you. I bet the warm desert looks pretty good to you about now. :)wxjrjwe

Susan Carlin said...

This painting is so pretty, Jo!
- All those cool colors in such a warm place.
Thank you the vote of confidence on my demo. It went well, I think. I am going to change some things on the portrait tomorrow. The mother of the subject is interested in having it, so I want to improve its accuracy. Will you be in Austin Sunday?

Jo Castillo said...

Susan, hi. Thank you. I think you can tell how much I love the high desert. On Sunday we should be home. The Horns will be in Houston so we have a day off. :)

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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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