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979-206-2222 http://artconnectionsgallerybastrop.com/


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Monday, June 23, 2014

Bar Sketching

Ha, got you!  I haven't been hanging out at a bar and sketching, it is that "something with bars" was on our Scavenger Hunt 364 list.  I sketched them on the porch in my regular large sketchbook with my Prismacolor Premier 03 fine line marker/pen.

Number 8, something with bars - the fence around the pad, it will be a parking area for the Thunderbird when we get it back home.
Number 9, something see through - the bottle on the porch with more bars behind it.
Number 10, something that pleases me - the view from the porch

It seems I will not get my paintings finished before we take off.  When they sit so long I get bored with them.  I will have to wash them off and have a go when we get back.  

Maybe you have noticed I haven't been painting much.  After all the things I have tried to get me excited about painting, not much is working.  I hope to be doing plein air painting this summer and see what happens.  Stay tuned.  This week is packing and getting ready to hit the road.

I did finish the replacement painting and will get it framed and delivered.  I will post it then.

Art Links:

I found this article interesting.  Forensic art is something I had not thought about, regarding training and ability.  Lee Hammond is one of the not so many forensic artists out there.  They are a special breed.
http://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-blogs/police-art-its-not-for-everyone?lid=CHarnbl040114

We also have a new Contemporary Art Gallery in Bastrop.  David Baker is the artist and paints huge abstract paintings.  It is a beautiful and impressive gallery space.  Stop in and check it out:
David Baker
Art on the Colorado
924 Main Street, Bastrop, Texas  78602
512 234-5300
artonthecolorado.com

Don't forget while I'm gone to visit the exciting gallery where my paintings are.  There is much to see by many artists, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, weavings, and much more:
Art Connections Gallery
908 Main Street, Bastrop Texas  78602
512 657-4275, Deborah Johnson
http://artconnectionsgallerybastrop.com/

Also
The Bastrop Fine Arts Gallery
815 Main Street
Bastrop, Texas 78602
bastropfineartsguild.com

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4 comments:

Bag Blog said...

I'm not good about coming back to a painting after a few days. Sometimes I make myself do it. Sometimes I see something that needs help and it renews my interest.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, I often leave them a couple of days and then fix or finish them. These two are past that, ha! They are on the shelf and when I get back from the summer I will wash off the pastel board and go again. Probably a new subject or new composition.

Joanna said...

Sorry you didn't finish your paintings. :-(

The article by the forensic artist is rather fascinating.

Jo Castillo said...

Joanna, thanks. It is no big deal on the paintings. Artists can't expect every painting to be a good one. Sometimes you plan and then the painting takes its own way. Sometimes that is great!

I never knew about the sort of counseling or caring that the artists use to pull out the details of the subject. Very different than I expected.

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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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