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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Plein Air Comparison

It is interesting to look back and see what we did before as artists. Is there any improvement, change in style, etc.? Linda Blondheim has a couple of great posts lately and this one about plein air painting brought this to mind. Linda's post has helpful information for plein air enthusiasts. She is also having a contest to give away a painting, check that out.

Here is a painting I did at the City of Rocks two years ago.

On the Rocks
Pastel 9 x 12 inches

This is the latest painted in the same park.


City Rocks
Pastel, 9 x 12 inches

The first one is more finished. I did some tweaking on it before framing.

Give plein air painting a try. It is lots of fun and you learn so much from painting from life. I have been working on a plein air demo that I worked on with the City Rocks painting, when it is posted, I will let you know.


12 comments:

Bag Blog said...

My daughter, Jesse, just posted a pretty funny story on plein aire painting http://skybag.blogspot.com/2008/09/dog-days-of-summer.html

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, yes, a great plein air story. Not a bad painting either. :) Thanks.

Sylvia Jenstad said...

Love your sky in 'On the Rocks'... the painting is cool too... but the colour of your sky... really cool

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Sylvia, thanks. I always put at least 3 or 4 colors in my skies. Darker at the top in landscapes, however here in NM there isn't always a lot of difference in value as the skies are soooo bright. We visited Cranbrook a couple of times and played golf there. Beautiful area of Canada. You went to a workshop with Carol Marine, cool. I haven't met her, but have seen her big paintings in Austin at Wally Workman's Gallery.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by. I enjoyed visiting your blog.

fishing guy said...

Joe: An artist eye you certainly have and it shows in these two paintings. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Jo Castillo said...

Thank you, fishing guy. Your artist eye is sure showing up in your photography now.

Susan Carlin said...

That's great to have the two images next to each other. It seems you've gotten a lot more adventurous with color, am I right?
See you soon!

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks Susan, I'm interested to see them next to each other. Photos are hard to tell. I do love color.

Joan said...

It is interesting to see the different versions. I agree with you...everyones should give plein air a try!

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Joan, thanks for stopping by. I need to take my own advice and get to painting .... something.

Juanita said...

I like "On The Rocks".

Jo Castillo said...

Hi there, Juanita. Thank you for stopping by and liking my painting. Hope you are not too tired after your hike! Hugs.

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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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