Gallery: Art Connections Gallery 123 N. Main Street on the Square in La Grange, Texas.
979-206-2222 http://www.artconnectionsgallery.com/

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wildflowers Pastel Paintings and Studio Photos

I have been working at my studio/gallery. I gave a color/value/painting individual class on Monday and Tuesday. That was fun.

I have been working on wildflower paintings in pastel. I find it a little difficult to make the flowers look like they are not heavy and pasted on. I was working on Pastelbord.

This was my first attempt and I was not very pleased with the lined up look and wiped it off.

Texas Blooms
7 x 5 inches, Pastel on Pastelbord

This was the final attempt and I am pleased with this and have it for sale under Jo's Notions for $50.00 including shipping on my website. You can also stop in and see it in person at my studio. It is fixed against the glass and ready to pop into a standard frame.

Another quick pastel of the Indian Blanket wildflowers. I'm not finished with this one.

This is where I was working. My space is becoming more settled and comfortable to work in.

These two photos are of the new flag pole in front of my studio/gallery. The Bastrop Fine Arts Guild puts up the flag and the Art Gallery sign. Gene had put up the first flagpole way back in about 2000. It was one of the regular flag holders with the aluminum pole and it would have to be worked on every few weeks. The "waving" of the flag in the wind would pull it loose and last week the aluminum pole actually broke off where it was bending in the wind.

Gene had this pole made by his brother for his Mom to use in Magdalena at her home. When she moved to Albuquerque, Gene brought the flag pole home. He decided that it would be a good pole for the flag in front of the gallery. It looks better and is nice and sturdy. Thank you, Gene.


Joan said...

Your "Texas Blooms" is lovely...I like the soft misty look to it. Your space looks great!!

Joanna said...

Nice. I always like your flower paintings.

Valerie Jones said...

sigh...oh, to have a studio space to call home...sigh....

The paintings are lovely!

Jo Castillo said...

Thank you, Joan. Thanks, too, for stopping by!

Jo Castillo said...

Joanna, thank you.

Valerie,thanks. I have been enjoying the studio. It has made me a little tired as I haven't gone off to "work" in many years. Heh, heh.

Your two comments don't show on the page, wonder why. I got the e-mail notices, however.

Thanks both.....

Bag Blog said...

Having just visited South Texas and seen all the wild flowers blooming, I love the paintings.

Maybe we will see you on Thursday, if all works out.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, that would be great. We will buy dinner! Thanks on the paintings. :)

Teresa said...

Actually, I like both versions of Texas Blooms. I have those Indian Blanket flowers in bloom in my yard! Just planted them this year... a new flower for me. Very pretty!

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Teresa. You will enjoy seeing the bright red flowers.

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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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