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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Sketching at the Ballgame

I got a few of sketches done during the Regionals. They are in my medium sketchbook with a regular Pilot ball point pen. Rice and Rider were playing in the first one ... Rice won. Texas played Rice for the championship and won so the second is Rice players after the game while we were waiting for the folks to leave the stadium. Couldn't sketch the Texas team, too exciting! Texas plays TCU for the Super Regionals here this weekend, best 2 of 3 and if the Horns win it is on to Omaha, to the College World Series. Wow!

Almost impossible for me to get the figures to look like different folks so quickly .. mainly you get gesture only. Fun and frustrating at the same time. Ha.

Number 1, friend (sort of friends?) and challenge - moving subjects, Number 2, round -- the top of the hat, Number 3, non feathered animal, the gal watching the game. Number 4, cube, there is sort of a cube, too, in the shape of the dugout.




And of course a couple of photos from the game.
A big crowd even in the heat. The buses were over flowing! We wondered who would fall off trying to catch a home run.

And Russell Moldenhauer getting fed a little of Augie's philosophy. Augie seems to always emphasize to just do the best you can, one pitch at a time, one inning at a time. He says they all do better when they each work toward doing their best. Maybe that was just before Russell hit his big home run in that game. He has been a clutch hitter in the tournaments.

That philosophy works for artists, too, don't you think?

3 comments:

Joanna said...

Nice shot of Augie and Moldy.

raeandrewsgallery.blogspot.com said...

Great blog as always Jo, keep that work coming. I liked Marie-Jeanne's work very much, great idea to feature another artist, very generous.
Rae

Jo Castillo said...

Joanna, as Bob Ross used to say about painting, "It was a happy accident." Thanks.

Rae, thank you. I'm always looking at other artists, especially pastelists when I should be painting. Ha.

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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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