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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pastel Painting, Four Minute Video

You know I have been working on some pastel paintings, 12 x 12 inches. I made another video with my Flip. I worked on the painting for a few hours and did not tape the whole thing, but you get a four minute sample here. I added a little voice over. Let me know what you think. Is it too long? I will post the finished painting tomorrow or the next day.

20 comments:

Rose Welty said...

Jo,

How enjoyable! I think it was a good length - it was nice to see you progress through the painting but also to hear you doing the voice-over! That's a good combination.

And, it's a beautiful painting...

Valerie Jones said...

I loved it! It was great fun to watch you work and hear your voice. The painting is beautiful too!

Jo Castillo said...

Rose, thank you for watching. Four minutes add up in a day!

Jo Castillo said...

Valerie, thank you. It is always strange to hear your own voice...need practice on that. Ha.

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

This is wonderful Jo!! I love seeing you work. You explained everything so well.
I'm fascinated by pastels since the process is so different than what I do.
The painting is truly lovely.
Thanks for sharing with us.

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Kasie, thank you so much. I would guess that some people go into much more detail and drawing than I do. Your colored pencil and drawings take patience and detail. Patience is something I don't have. :)

Joanna said...

Cool beans!

Jo Castillo said...

The flip is fun....

fishing guy said...

Jo: That was amazing. I guess I never thought of pastel as being a type of crayon. The things non-artist know is limited. Thanks for sharing the video.

jan said...

This is so great! I'll have to email Sue and make sure she checks it out.

Jo Castillo said...

fishing guy, soft pastels are more like "chalk". (Don't let pastelists hear me say that. They are pure pigment with a little binder.) There are oil pastels that are very much like crayon with wax or oil to hold them together. A very difficult medium for me!

Jo Castillo said...

Jan, thank you so much. Hard to get Sue on the computer after she works on it all day. Heh, heh.

Juanita said...

Mom, what a cool video!!!

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Juanita, thanks. :) It is a little hard to stand to the side and paint. I had to finish it after I stopped the video.

The Tile Lady said...

Jo, this was a wonderful tutorial! As someone who wants to get her feet wet with other media, I really appreciated getting a look at the way your pastel work is created! I love the finished product! The tutorial was great, and I plan to watch it again.

Thank you for your very kind comments on my tile glazing! Now, that is a difficult medium, since the colors one works with are not the colors one sees after the piece is fired. You have to "feel" your way through and use your instincts. But I very much enjoy it. I really appreciated you taking a look.

All my best!

Marie

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Marie, (tile lady) I thank you for your comments. My friend, Lea Cundy (on the side bar), does tile and pottery. I tried it and am amazed at the patience it takes, not my comfort zone. :) You do great work.

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Really enjoyed this tutorial Jo. Thank you for letting us look over your shoulder (sorry,pun intended:).
I am fascinated by other mediums and enjoy seeing how they are used. Invaluable. This was a wonderful eye opener, thank you!

Jo Castillo said...

Sheona, thank you for looking and letting me know. It is fun to see how other artists work. The internet brings us all together. Thanks.

raeandrewsgallery.blogspot.com said...

What fun Jo, to see this progress, I loved it!
Rae

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Rae, thank you so much. Making the video takes longer than painting. Ha.

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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