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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Misfit - Golden Open Painting

I worked on this still life today and finished it. It still dried pretty dark but after varnishing the color ought to pop anyway. It says to wait to varnish. I don't paint with thick paint so I imagine I can varnish it after a few days. I will use an acrylic spray varnish.

5 x 7 inches, Golden Open paints

*Note, I posted this 1/1/09, again for a brighter photo, the blue is still too bright. This is close otherwise. It is hard to photograph blue as you probably know. The blue is a deeper royal blue. We had these little Clemintines in our stockings for Christmas. They are so cute and came in a great little wooden crate. Gene just noticed the fruit is from Morocco. They were good to eat as well.

I am going to have a new section on my website called, Jo's Notions, where I will put these small paintings for sale for $50.00, unframed including postage. I sell the framed 5 x 7 paintings for $75.00, so that will be about the same, except the purchaser can pick the frame. They will be easier to ship, shipping is free, by the way.


Jan said...

This is really nice. We like those little Clementines also, so good and your painting makes for a good reminder of their goodness!

The Open paints are so fun although I haven't done much with mine since I got them. The Golden website says to wait 30 days to varnish but I know you're in a pretty dry climate and with thin paint, it shouldn't take as long.

Have fun painting!

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Jan, I think I will like these, too. I'm spoiled with pastels, you put them on and that is the color you end up with! Gene says this is a bad photo, so I will repost with a better photo. :) Thanks for coming by.

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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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