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Friday, April 30, 2010

Oil Painting Flowers and New Pastel Painting Landscape

I painted again at my studio, in between paperwork. I'm getting a bookkeeping system set up and it is a pain. There is more paperwork than you imagine keeping track of paintings and now other folks paintings and jewelry. Oh well, that is studio/gallery life. Pretty nice, actually.

I took a better photo of the flowers I painted in oil. I enjoy painting flowers once in a while.

Studio Blooms
Oil on Gessobord, 11 x 14 inches

I also finished the pastel painting I started the other day, and the sun was out to take the photo. I like to take the photos of pastels in full sunlight. The photos do not require much adjusting on the computer.

Hill Country Spring
Pastel on Pastelbord, 10 x 8 inches

The colors on this are a bit more clear in real life. It was fun to do this painting from a photo I took a few years ago somewhere between Austin and Brady, Texas, probably. I wonder why the gate is open with no cattleguard? It looked like it doesn't have a gate to open and close. They must not have any cattle or horses out there in the country. There are buildings behind the oak on the left. Hmmmm. Maybe the name of the painting should be "Lost Gate", "Where's the Gate?" What do you think?


Joanna said...

'Like both of these, Mom. You should paint flowers more. ;-p

I probably wouldn't have noticed the lack of a gate if you hadn't pointed it out

Valerie Jones said...

The flowers are lovely, Jo!

The gate? hmmm...I'm thinking you should name it, "Come on in, the gate's open"

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Joanna. I always like flowers. I think I will do a couple of small wildflowers and go from there.

Valerie, thank you for the suggestion. I'm thinking still. :)

Susan Abston Wiley said...

Beautiful floral, Jo, I agree, you should do them more often! And how about, "No Gate Required" or "Heaven's Gate"?

Jo Castillo said...

Susan, thank you. I do like to paint flowers. I may use one of your suggestions for the gate. Hmmm.

Johanne Morin said...

I agree, more flowers. You did a great job!

Jo Castillo said...

Johanne, thank you so much. Your plein air is going great, too!

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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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