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Sunday, September 08, 2013

A Few Sketches #328

I changed the Hour Cow just a bit. I added the highlight on the eye and eyelashes.  How did I forget that?  The shadows and spots on her nose were a bit confusing so I fixed that.  I lightened the background a bit on the left as we look at the painting.   Maybe now it is an Hour Plus Cow.

Hour Cow
7 x 5 inches, Pastel on Pastelbord

I should remind you here that I take photos of my pastel paintings out on the patio, flat, in the direct sun.  That way I rarely have to correct the colors in Photoshop.  These are very similar without correcting.  You should try that sometime.

Here is the previous photo so you can compare.
First Hour Cow

I sketched out on the porch for Scavenger Hunt 328.  It started on September 4, I'm late, I'm late ......

Number 1, junction - a corner of the porch with the wall, screen, outside wall and window.  Confusing I know.

Number 2, fist - challenge 3 views.

Number 3, back of camera and Number 4, front of camera - I substituted my iPhone as it has a pretty good camera and was handy.


Bag Blog said...

Both cows are nice, but the The Hour Plus Cow is definitely improved. It is amazing what little touches do for a painting.

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Bag Blog, thank you. It is amazing, especially true if there are any straight lines involved like on a doorway. :)

Regina Calton Burchett said...

The cow looks lovely - great job, Jo!

Jo Castillo said...

Regina, thank you so much. It has been a long dry spell.

Joanna said...

Pretty cool how small changes can make big differences.

Jo Castillo said...

Joanna, thank you. It is amazing. Just the highlight on the eye makes it look round. Maybe that is why it is so hard to decide when a painting is finished.

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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 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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