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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sketching and Memories

Sketching is a way for me to keep going and interested in working on my art.  When I don't have the desire to get in my studio or out in the fresh air and paint, I try to sketch something.  The Scavenger Hunts have been a good way to keep me at it.  I realized yesterday that I hadn't sketched for almost a week.  Not good.  So here is my sketch for Scavenger Hunt 355 that started on April 7.

Number 1, folded - the red napkin
Number 2, multicolored the other napkin
Number 3, with holes - my galic keeper, gift from Jennie.  I see as I look at it in this smaller photo that the keeper isn't that large compared to the napkins.  I didn't notice in the bigger sketch.  Interesting.  I see it now!

Stuffed
Pastel on Colourfix Paper
14 x 18 inches

I have my desktop set to all my photos on my computer.  Just now an old painting came on.  It made me smile.  It is pastel on sanded paper.  Gene gives me little stuffed animals on holidays and these sat on this little shelf in my studio at the other house.  So cute.   Just a memory now.......  a good one.  It seems to me as I grow older most memories are good ones.  That is OK with me.  Smiling.


4 comments:

Bag Blog said...

In a college drawing class the professor had us bring stuffed animals. He made a huge setting/display of the animals brought to class. Then with a view finder, we chose a portion of the stuffed animals to paint with pastels. During the critique of these paintings, the prof said our paintings were too soft and made us do another one with crisper lines. It was one of the best lessons I ever learned. My painting turned out pretty nice and made the end-of-the-year show. Later, I gave that painting to my cousin when she had her first baby. Now it hangs in her grandbabies room.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, ahh, good lesson. I got my lesson from Helen Van Wyk on PBS. She painted with oils, but basically the same principles. I would like to see yours....

Joanna said...

Love the "Stuffed" painting. It is a very good memory.

Jo Castillo said...

Joanna, thank you. Guess I need to paint my new menagerie.

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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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