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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Catching up on Sketches Hunt 327 and Trikes

Today Scavenger Hunt 327 ends.  I did do some sketches and will post them now.  I must admit that my sketching has been very laid back.  I have an excuse, my shoulder hurts.  I pulled my rotator cuff and then smashed my shoulder with the sliding door just as it was getting well enough to start exercising.  I know, excuses, excuses ..  It is getting better and I'm going for my annual check up tomorrow so will have it checked again.

I'm not super happy with these sketches.  I did use a Prismacolor Premier 03 for sketching and can do a bit better with less work than on the iPad.  I of course sketched out on the porch except for the belt and jeans.  You know artists can produce or make better art when we are comfortable and in a good mood.  Therefore, I'm not sure that I really accomplish "practice" when I'm not 100% involved and you can tell with these sketches.

I will be brave and post them anyway.

Number 3, transparant - a light greenish glass bottle.

Number 4, belt and Number 5, pocket and belt loop.

Number 6, bird - the hummers, they are super speedy models.
Number 7, foot

Number 8, knot - bows and knots on my shoes
Number 9, nails and Number 10, favorite tool - well, at the moment.  I'm pretty sure pastels are my all time favorite.  It is good practice to hold the pen in my left hand and then use it to sketch with my right hand.  I probably switched it back and forth about 4 times.  Pretty accurate in length and width.  You can tell I felt better yesterday.

For my art link have a look at the show at Insights Gallery in Fredericksburg this month featuring John Fawcett.

Doesn't it look fantastic? I would love to go.  Super prices on the artwork, too.  :)

Tomorrow it is check up, deliver a painting to ASH, see the sidebar, and get Gene's new Terra Trike looked at.  It will be a long day.

Speaking of trikes, Gene has been having trouble riding his bicycle for several months.  It is a balance problem with his PD.  He did pretty well in Albuquerque with the bike paths dedicated to biking and walking with no streets to cross, etc.  He rode twice here and fell both times, riding about 10 miles each time, which was great but hard on the old body.  We were both banged up.  Sigh.....  He was riding for his birthday.  He has a goal to ride 100 miles on his birthday.  He accomplished that many times in the past.  Last year he made 50 miles.

Now, he took the plunge back to childhood and got a TerraTrike.  Pretty darn cool.  It is comfortable and he rode a couple of times already.  You can see photos below of his birthday ride on his regular bike and then the new one.  It is so good for him to be out and exercise.  Yay!!

Birthday ride over by the old burned out house on his old route.

Yesterday on the new TerraTrike Rambler.  He says he wishes he had gotten it sooner.  As he says, "Too soon we grow old and too late smart."


Bag Blog said...

Toby is going to be jealous of Gene. He has looked at recumbent bikes also. There is a store in Lexington, OK, not too far off of I35. Toby plans on taking his bike to Eureka Springs. If Gene brings the recumbent, Toby will be all over him.

Rest the shoulder. We will give it a good work out soon.

Regina Calton Burchett said...

So cool - I'm jealous too!!

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, Gene is definitely bring the TerraTrike Rambler. Toby is welcome to try it out! My arm is improved, I'm going to try a bit of painting this weekend to see how it goes.

Regina, it is very cool. I even tried it, but won't get on any road except in a car, preferably a big car!

Thanks, you two.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Jo: Your talent shines through in your sketches.

Rose Welty said...

Sorry to hear about the troubles, but I'm glad that things are improving for both of you. Haven't been sketching live with a pencil much myself and see that my skills have slipped. Must do a better job with that. :-)

Jo Castillo said...

Fishing guy, thank you!

Rose, boy, you know how hard it is to find time. You do much more extra stuff having three young boys at home! Thanks for stopping by.

Joanna said...

(Have not been commenting so going back to make some comments.)

I like the last sketch of the pen. Very nice.

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Joanna. I know you don't have much computer time to spare. I like the pen, too. Hugs.

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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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