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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Mary's Bluebonnets in Pastel (Updated)

Edited 12/16/08 to add framed painting. Scroll down.

I worked on a gift painting today. I made a quick painting of bluebonnets for our mail delivery lady, Mary. She is absolutely the best person. She watches for us and brings any packages to the door for us. The UPS and Fedex people just put the boxes at the bottom of the steps and run. Mary always rings the bell and if we aren't here, she will bring it back. She takes care of our summer mail as well. Our address changed several years ago for 911 service. Our street was changed from Pinewood to Tanglebriar and the number changed, too, for some reason. We still get a card once in a while from old friends or family that never changed our address and she brings them on down. Amazing woman!


Mary's Bluebonnets
5 x 7 inches, Pastel on Pastelbord

I wasn't sure what to paint. Last year I painted a couple of spots on her route out here with the pine trees. You can never go wrong with bluebonnets in Texas, right? The frame is navy blue with a little gold trim right next to the painting. I will wait at least a day for Gene to frame it so I can make sure it is done!


Here is the painting framed. There is a reflection at the top of a photo in an oval frame. I thought I had a photo with no reflections and wrapped the package. Sorry, but you get the idea at least. I like it all framed up. Gene does a good job!

8 comments:

Caroled said...

What a lovely gift... that vibrant orange sets the flowers off so beautifully.

Carol

Regina Calton Burchett said...

Very pretty, Jo - great detail. She'll love it - what a great present!

Bag Blog said...

That is a heck of a nice gift. I am sure Mary will love it.

Jo Castillo said...

Carol, thank you for your nice words. Complements do bring about the light, huh?

Regina, thank you. A great person deserves a great present. :)

Bag Blog. Thank you, too.

Joanna said...

I like it!

Jo Castillo said...

Thank ye, Joanna. Hugs.

Teresa said...

Lush bluebonnets! Love the halo of light behind them. Was in TX a few years ago... the most beautiful wildflowers everywhere you look!

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Teresa, thank you so much. You were here at a good time for sure. The flowers are just beautiful.

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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