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Gallery: Art Connections Gallery 123 N. Main Street on the Square in La Grange, Texas.
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Friday, June 13, 2014

IPad Sketches for Hunt 363, Art Link, Photos

I sketched another item for Scavenger Hunt 363 yesterday after the tree and then forgot to post it!  I'm lost in the beautiful mornings doing nothing on the porch, I guess.  I sketched again this morning.  We had .4 of an inch of rain and the morning was nice and cool about 72 degrees F.  I took photos of birds and delayed coming in as long as possible.

From yesterday for Scavenger Hunt 363, number 3 - foot and number 4 - shoe. Done with the app, Brushes.   Gene's foot on a little stool that is not at all crooked as it is molded plastic.  Sigh....

From today number 5, water view.  I was playing with a paint brush for the background and pastel for the rest on the app, ArtRage.  Interesting, but takes longer as I am not used to it.  Getting better, though.  It records your strokes and I will try to get it here for you to see how I do a sketch.  More learning!

I also use SketchBookPro on my iMac.  Nice, too.

Inspiration:

Did you learn how to cook?  Did you learn how to play a musical instrument?  Did you learn how to drive a car?  If you did, I suspect you can learn how to paint.  This article by Richard McKinley, http://mckinleystudio.com/, reinforces this idea in his article, "Artistic Drivers Education".  http://www.artistsnetwork.com/articles/inspiration-creativity/artistic-drivers-education

There are many useful articles on his Pastel Painters Blog, http://www.artistsnetwork.com/category/art-blogs/pastel-pointers-blog.  Most of the articles would apply to other media as well.  He is a very learned instructor.

Cardinal

Egrets

Birds
There had been a very nice house finch with lots of red on him but he wouldn't come back to the feeder when I was sitting out there.  Then I came in and there he was again.  Too much time spent there and then going through all the photos to find a few nice ones.

2 comments:

Joanna said...

I like the Art Rage sketch. And, of course, the photos of the birds! :-)

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Joanna. I am not as patient as you for the photos of the birds but it seems the new camera is doing well.

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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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