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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bling Hat Pastel Sketch

Scavenger Hunt 363 started yesterday.  Hat was one of the items.  I bought a  hat at the Bling when I was there for First Friday.  It seemed ideal to sketch for a "different" hat.  I sketch so many of the same old things.  Then because it is such a bright color I thought to use pastels.  Of course my pastels are always ready in my studio, very  convenient.

Number 1, hat - my faux rhinestone cowboy blingy straw hat, which is probably my painting hat for the summer.  It is pretty floppy and will be cool.  The paper is Canson Mi Teintes which has a grid and that helps for the straw look.  It is about a 10 x 12 inch piece of paper.  The paper is inexpensive and good to practice on.  It doesn't take many layers of pastel which seems to make me put down a stroke and leave it without blending.  I should do that type of practice more.  I worked on this for about 15 minutes.

For my art link today:

Drop over and visit Rae Andrews, http://raeandrewsgallery.blogspot.com/ .  She is so adept with pastels and watercolors.  She gives classes, too.  Rae paints a lot, which really shows in her beautiful and colorful work.  Nice person, too.  It looks like she will be voted in as the new President of the Austin Pastel Society.  The APS is a very good group of artists.  They are skilled, friendly and sharing.  Check them out, too.  austinpastelsociety.org

6 comments:

Joanna said...

Love the sketch!

Jo Castillo said...

Joanna, thanks. It was good to sketch with pastels.

Tracy Stamper said...

Jo, if there is every anything else at the Bling that you want to sketch, let me know. I will gladly loan it out. Great job!!

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Tracy, thank you so much! I may take you up on that when we get back in the fall. Lots of fun things in your store. :)

Bag Blog said...

I like the hat.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, thank you. Maybe you will see it in person this summer! Can't wait to hear about your trip.

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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