Gallery: Art Connections Gallery 123 N. Main Street on the Square in La Grange, Texas.
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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Saturday Review

Saturday was a busy day in Bastrop.  So much going on.  I went to Art Connections Gallery where I have work on display and painted out front.  It started out a bit cool and gloomy.  It was raining when I got there about 8:30.  Then by 9:15 or so it had stopped and I set up my easel and tables.  I had a 12 x 16 inch Colourfix pastel card ready to go.

I put on the watercolor under painting.  It did not dry until about 12:15 or so.  Alas and there I was with no hairdryer!

They also had the ceremony to thank the Veterans which was very moving  with music (bagpipes, taps and choir) and speeches.  There was a fly over with some small vintage planes.  We were near the music stage so had nice live music entertainment by the Studebakers and part of the Chubby Knuckle Choir.

The color guard and bagpiper.

Bastrop ROTC?

The ceremony included the Pledge of Allegience, the Star Spangled Banner, God Bless America, Speeches and Taps.

Very cool at the beginning.  Herschel Hill signing and selling books.

Judy Harding painting faces.

The fly over.

Market Days on Pine Street around the corner.


Setup and under painting.

Not many folks out about 9:30 a.m.

The sun and the folks came out.

Gene was one of my visitors.
I decided to do a small painting (5 x 7 inch) on Pastelbord while waiting for the watercolor paint to dry.  My time was not wasted.

Desert Snow Study
7 x 5 inches on Pastelbord

The sun came out and a good time was had by all.  One miss-hap, we lost a car key.  There is a reward if you happen to find it.  It is about the same as the one I sketched the other day.

Art Link for today:

Clever quick watercolor sketch kit to take anywhere!  Takes up so little room.
No More Excuses Sketch Kit


Joan T said...

Looks like your town really knows how to celebrate!!!

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Joan, Yes it was lots of fun! Quite a good crowd turned out after the rain.

Bag Blog said...

That looks like a fun day. I like your table cover - very bright. Your little painting was fun too.

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Bag Blog, I see I hadn't answered this. It was a good day. The table cover is from Bolivia. And, thank you about the painting. :)

Joanna said...

I like the painting, too!

Jo Castillo said...

Joanna, hugs and thank you.

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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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