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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Artful Weekend, Hunt Sketches

This is an artful weekend. Yesterday we went to Regina's studio warming. She has a wonderful studio that is so inviting. It makes you want to paint! There were some great folks there, wonderful food and wine. We had a fantastic afternoon. Of course I carried my camera around in my pocket!

Today is the Austin Pastel Society meeting with a Painting in the Round. Regina Burchett, Johanne Morin, Debra Richardson , Mike Etie, and John Bittick will be painting. They will start a painting and then after 10 minutes move to the next artists painting and work on it for 10 minutes. The artists will finish up at their original spot and finish off the work. They will be done with some great paintings in an hour! This is fun to see and you can learn a little about painting faster and with other artists' equipment. :) Very entertaining to see how differently the artists work and their varied technique. If you want to come watch, the meeting starts at 4:00 p.m. at Tres Amigos Restaurant - 1801 South Capital of Texas Hwy (Loop 360), Austin, TX 78746. You can even purchase the paintings with the proceeds going to the APS scholarship fund.

I did a couple of sketches for Scavenger Hunt 162. I used a Micron 05 pen in a regular sketchbook. I work freehand as quickly as possible to practice for painting. It is the last day for this Hunt. I didn't get many done. Sigh.....

Number 5, ceiling fan. This is difficult perspective. I was trying to show that the fan is on.


Number 6, shoe. A different shoe. The pair I drew the most has finally been sent to the trash. It is so hard to love a new pair of shoes!

4 comments:

Regina Calton Burchett said...

Jo - I had such a fun weekend, once I got past all the stress! :-) It was great to see you both days, and I even enjoyed yesterday.

After five artists working on each painting for ten minutes, it's pretty impressive how well all five pieces turned out: http://blog.fallshadows.com/2010/01/25/austin-pastel-society-artist-paint-around/

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Regina. I really enjoyed seeing you, too. I always like to see how you work and interesting to see the other artists in action. They are great paintings, I will link to your blog and post some I took. I think they will put some on the APS site, too.

Joanna said...

Oh, Mom! You and your shoes! :)

Jo Castillo said...

Hey Joanna, I sketched my shoe again today. Ah, a different pair. Surprise!

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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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