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Friday, February 05, 2010

Pastel Landscape, Papalote Dos

I painted with my pastels today. Gene unframed an old painting for me and I reused the Pastelbord for this windmill. It will go well in the frame which is made to look like old wood. I painted this from one of the photos we took on the way back from Mexico.

The photo of the painting is not great, it should be more blue-gray. We still do not have any sunshine. Hopefully tomorrow. At least we are not back east in the snowstorms. Yikes. Hope you are all well and staying cozy!

Papalote Dos
Pastel, 8 x 10 inches on Pastelbord

This painting will be destined for Peppers Art Gallery in New Mexico.


Teresa said...

I really like this. The bluesy-gray sky contrasts nicely with the warm greens and browns in the foreground. Great job on the sky!

Jo Castillo said...

Teresa, thank you so much. It was one that didn't take much thought. :)

Joanna said...

Wow. Very nice.

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Wonderful, Jo. Makes me want to try pastels again.

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Joanna. I will get up a better photo, took one in the sun.

Peggy, thank you, pastels are fun to use and a forgiving medium.

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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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