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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Hunting Sketch and Pastel Indian Blanket

I have not been too faithful to the Scavenger Hunts. I did a quick one last night for Hunt 179 as it was interesting. We were to do a self portrait in cartoon style. I did a two minute sketch in pencil. I have never been one to copy cartoons or try to draw one so here is my goofy effort. :)

I am working on a pastel painting of a porch with flower pots. I also started another wildflower the other day and decided to work on it as well. It is difficult for me to do pastel flowers. I find it hard to make them look light and airy. This one is better after I worked on it a bit so now I am satisfied with it. We didn't have sun today so the photo is not the final one.

These are Indian Blankets, their color is more red than orange and the blue is brighter, so hopefully a new photo will be more like the painting.


This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Jo: Beautiful painting, love those flower colors.

Jo Castillo said...

fishing guy, thank you so much. I know from the photos on your blog how much you like flowers!

Joanna said...

Wow! Those arched eyebrows on cartoon-you give you a bit of an evil countenance. Way to go!

And, I love the Indian Blankets, of course.

Jo Castillo said...

Argh...your mom has an evil countenance! Tee hee, I guess that ruins it.

Thanks, Joanna, I keep working on those wildflowers.

raeandrewsgallery.blogspot.com said...

Colors are wonderful Jo and I love the cartoon, don't know whether it's a very flattering thing to say, but I knew it was you right away.LOL.

Jo Castillo said...

Rae, thanks. I'm taking it as a compliment. You did recognize me, Gene didn't. Ha.

Joan said...

Great cartoon sketch. I love the colors in this flower painting...so bright and sunny!!!!

Jo Castillo said...

Joan, thank you. I appreciate you stopping by.

Ryan said...

Excellent Blogging. Thanks for sharing the stuff with everyone. I love art very much. I am especially impressed very much by the Brent Bailer Gallery. It was too good.

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Ryan. For the link, too.

Teresa said...

Oh, my Indian Blankets are in bloom now! They're so cheerful... such a bright spot in the garden. Great painting!

Jo Castillo said...

Thank you, Teresa. I do not have any in my yard! :( These were at the golf course.

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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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