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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Gallo - Pastel Painting and Studio Photos

It has been an interesting couple of days to say the least. My studio is coming together, photos below. I mentioned yesterday that I wiped off the landscape with bluebonnets and went for the rooster. I like the way it turned out. Gene framed it this morning and I delivered it. CASA was very pleased and I hope it makes some money for them.

A couple of days ago when we went to pick up the glass shelving we spied a loose rooster by the railroad tracks. Gene stopped and I snapped two shots of him before he ran off. Those are the photos I used for my painting.

Gallo, Pastel on Pastelbord, 14 x 11 inches

This isn't a great photo, but this is the old bird all framed up.

If you would like to purchase this painting, you will have to go to CASA's "Justice is Served" party at the Lost Pines Hyatt on Saturday, May 1, 7:00 p.m, and make your bid. You can get tickets by calling 512 303-2272. It is a lot of fun. The attorneys are the bartenders and it is a casual fun evening to raise money for such a good cause. The Resort is absolutely beautiful to add to the evening.

Front window of my studio. The round tins are for a display for the Family Crisis Center as this is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. You are encouraged to speak out against violence.

Another angle of the window.

My desk and work table. Gene will put some shelves in the bare space behind my desk. He put up some rain gutters when I had the studio before. They work great to hold unframed paintings, canvas to be worked on, odds and ends and a place to clip photos and work in progress. And, they look nice, too. I will take a snapshot for you when we get them in.

My easel where I was working yesterday. I am getting a nice studio easel to have there. You can see a bit of the heavy rubber pad Gene got me to stand on when I paint. It is for the back of pickups to hold loads and keep them from slipping I guess, but it is great to stand on. The tile floors will kill your back. It is hard enough to walk back and forth in the gallery all day.

A view of the shelves and the front window. You can see some of Judy Hawes' jewelry on the shelves and the large watercolor on the wall was painted by Judy.

Another view of the shelves. I will put some of the tiles on little easels. These are from my cafepress.com shop. I wanted to have some small items to sell that are under $25.

We went to the baseball game tonight. (Yikes, it is already tomorrow at 1:00 a.m.) It went into extra innings but the Longhorns won, 4 - 3 , over Texas A & M. The stadium was almost full even with rain in the forecast. There was one rain delay of 30 minutes or so. Tomorrow and Sunday they play in College Station. Read about the fun on Joanna's Longhorn Baseball Page.


Joanna said...

'Like the rooster painting! And, the studio's looking great.

raeandrewsgallery.blogspot.com said...

Jo the gallery looks fun, lots of natural light too, so we all expect some masterpieces from you.LOL
Loved the 'cocky' rooster, hope he sells for you, he shows well.

Have fun, enjoy your new space and good luck at the Lost Pines show.

Jo Castillo said...

Thank you, Rae. Hope you can come out and visit some time. I hope the rooster makes some $$ for CASA as well.

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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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