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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Saguaros Framed

Here is a better photo of the saguaros in their frame. The glass isn't on it to prevent glare.

Three of a Kind
Pastel on Colourfix paper, 5 x 7 inches each

This will be ready to go to the show at Pepper's Gallery in July.

It is always nice to paint little paintings and frame them together. Take a trip down memory lane with a few more previously painted images that you might remember.

Trio in the Pines
Pastel on Colourfix Paper, 5 x 7 inches each
Painted for Relay for Life Raffle (2006)

Pastel on Colourfix Paper, each 5 x 7 inches
Painted for Family Crisis Center Dance Auction, (2006)

Mary's Route
Pastel on Colourfix Paper, 5 x 7 inches each
Gift for a friend. (2007)

Oh, Fair New Mexico!
Pastel on Colourfix Paper, each 5 x 7 inches
Gift, 2007


Rose Welty said...

Wow Jo, these all look really good. Fun to see a bunch of your work together in the frames like that!

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Rose, Thank you so much. I think as artists it is always great to have work framed and hanging together. Happy feeling of accomplishment. Shows are exciting that way.

Teresa said...

These are so lovely, Jo! Haven't been to N.M. - looks like it's beautiful!

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks Teresa, New Mexico is home, so I think it is beautiful. Not prejudiced or anything. :) The mountain is the Organ Mountains near Las Cruces and the other is near Silver City or any of the mountain areas. :)

Valerie Jones said...

These are all so lovely, Jo!

Bag Blog said...

I love the tres trees paintings. Your light is perfect. We had a discussion on frames yesterday while painting with my friends. There is an upcoming event where we are setting up a booth. Some people think framing cheaply is a good idea when selling paintings - others think a frame is very important. Me, I'm a cheapo framer. But your frames are very nice.

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Valerie, thanks so much.

Bag Blog, Thank you. I worked on trees for a year and I think it helped. I sketched and painted many. Frames are tough. I try to get the best looking ones I can without breaking the budget. These matted ones are from Walmart. The dark mat part is plastic, but the frames are wooden. Gene usually replaces the cardboard backs with foamcore to be somewhat archival. :) I paint mostly in standard sizes so frames can be purchased at reasonable prices. Odd sizes can sure run up the price.

Joan said...

I love paintings framed together. These looks so great!

Jo Castillo said...

Thank you, Joan. I have never put this type painting in a show, we shall see how it works.

Rae Andrews, Contemporary Texas Artist in all media said...

WOW Jo, I just love this blog, it's so informative!! I especially love the tripychs too, all of them are lovely. I feel such a novice with my blog now, back to the drawing board, excuse the PUN..

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Rae, thanks so much. I am sure you are going to do well with your new blog, too. It is fun!

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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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