Thursday, January 24, 2013
Trading Paintings in the Southwest
I comment and take part in the Southwest and Western Art Forum as well as the Scavenger Hunts, Pastel and Plein Air Forums. Last year they had a painting trade about Christmas time and again this year. I didn’t get to take part last year (I didn't find it in time), but was very excited about participating this year.
You can see all the paintings on this thread and read the comments and meet the artists.
I traded with Lola in Nevada. I couldn’t decide what to paint and in the end chose a windmill. I think people like windmills. Maybe they give us a connection to the landscape in a personal or human way.
This is my painting that I sent to Lola.
Acrylic on RayMar Panel, 10 x 8 inches
Lola sent me this painting. It is 8 x 10 inches on canvas. I am pleased to have it and plan on framing it in a barn wood frame.
This was a great activity to take part in. I hope I get to do it again next year. It is fun to see all the art work and learn about the artists in the group.
- Jo Castillo
- Bastrop, Texas, United States
- 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 Niños. (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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