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Friday, December 05, 2008

Arches Park Challenge - Pastel Painting.

I need to paint for the Austin Pastel Annual Juried Show, but am not in the mood. I decided to paint "something". I took the challenge in the Southwest and Western Art forum on wetcanvas.com. Kathryn Wilson posted a reference photo from Arches Park National Monument. I worked on this for a couple of hours.

There is no sun today so the color is not great. I like to take photos of pastels in direct sunlight so I don't need to adjust the colors on the computer. This adjusting creates weird things. The blue is too intense and it isn't that yellow. But when you adjust too much it gets washed out. Oh well, I will take another photo later. I asked Gene what to name the painting. I said, " I have to call it something." "Well," he replied, "call it Something." Big help, right?

Pastel on Pastelbord, 5 x 7 inches

I have to go get ready to go to the reception for 12 buy 12. It opens today at 6:00 p.m. Information on the sidebar. Hope to see you there!


Teresa said...

Jo - I really like the painting. Love the colors. We went to Arches a couple of years ago.. such an awesome place. Love the name of the painting... isn't that just like a man! ;-)

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Teresa, Thank you. After it has been sitting around for a day, in real life the right hand rocks in shadow are too dark. Maybe I can get a better photo after I change that.... We have sun today! Yeah. Thanks for the note.

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