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Sunday, June 08, 2014

Sketches for Hunt 362 and Baseball Note

I sketched more than I might have because I am the host of Scavenger Hunt 362 http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20110608&posted=1#post20110608  .  I sketched on the porch on Saturday morning in the big sketchbook with the Prismacolor Premier 03 pen.

 Number 6, somthing high - lamp on wall

Number 7, something low - lamps on floor

I took photos of those sketches and adjusted the light a bit different in Photoshop Elements.  Interesting the bluer look on the bottom sketch when I did them within minutes of each other from the same page of the book and same photo.  Just cropped and adjusted.  That shows how different our paintings might look and why it is so hard to be consistent in presenting them in different venues and computers on line.

Today I sketched outside and in the kitchen in the large sketchbook but with a Micron 05 pen.  Then I scanned the sketch.  Another look and the fatter nib makes the lines darker.  Good to change once in a while.

Number 8, yard art - a sign made from an old stop sign, a painted texas on a metal form and a longhorn that David made out of steel.  The "lady" flower pot from Bolivia and a turquoise metal water sprinkler that is cute but rarely used.
Number 9, tail light and back of car
Number 10, paper towels.

Baseball Note:

We have been busy with The University of Texas Baseball Team.  After the loss of the Big 12 Tournament in Oklahoma City we were resigned to the fact that there would be no Regional games in Austin.  In a way it was good, because the Longhorns have been playing better on the road over all.  The Regional was in Houston at Reckling Park, home of the Rice Owls.  The Longhorns played well and ended up winning!  In winning they had to beat the Texas A&M Aggies twice.  Sweet, as the Aggies are no longer in the Big 12 and the teams do not play on the regular schedule.

The winner  of the Houston Regional, the Longhorns, were set in the NCAA bracket to then play the winner of the Regional held at LSU in  Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  We were expecting LSU to win and that the Horns would travel for the Super Regional.  Houston Cougars won that regional and the NCAA had to decide where the Longhorns and Cougars would play. They picked UFCU Disch-Falk field in Austin so the Longhorns would be playing on their home field.

The Super Regional's winner is picked by the winner of 2 out of 3 games and goes on to play in Omaha for the College World Series.  We were just a bit worried as the games were at Home!  The flip of the coin made Texas the visitors for the first game and that eased the worry a bit.  Ha.  The stands were filled and Texas won the first game 4 - 2 on Friday afternoon.  Saturday afternoon, the Longhorns were the home team but they have found their stride and beat the Cougars 4 - 0.

Now they will face the Anteaters from UC Irvine at the first game of the College World Series in Omaha on June 14.  Hook 'em Horns!!

Here are a few photos from Friday afternoon taken with my iPhone.

 Introduction of the Houston Cougars.

 Start of Introduction of the Longhorns.

 Ready for the singing of our National Anthem.

And the scoreboard.  Woohoo!

Added Note:
If you like baseball at all reading essays by Bill Little are so interesting.  Bill knows Texas Sports and writes well.  He has been at UT forever!  He announces the baseball games, too.  This one is about Houston and Texas rivalry and the road to Omaha.


Joanna said...

I'm glad you got to sketch a lot this weekend.

As for the photos, you might check and see if your new camera has a white balance setting. That can help you get more consistent colors.

I still can't get over the baseball team. Hook 'em, Horns!

Jo Castillo said...

Hi, Joanna. Thank you. Your dad was amazed at how quickly I sketched outside. He took off on his trike and went to 1441 and by the time he got back I was inside again. So not too much time sketching, ha!

Yes I have to work with my camera. It is so much faster between shots than the old one. Nice for on the road.

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