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Saturday, August 09, 2014

Hunting Rough and Photos

I sketched at my computer looking out the window.  Same old sketchbook and pen.  These are for Scavenger Hunt 370.  http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1357341

Number 7, rough- the ground, grass and rocks out the window.
Number 8, hard - pencils
Number 9, soft - quilted bag (gift from Regina http://fallshadows.com)
Number 10, smooth - cup/mug

You may remember that we were going to Taos on Thursday afternoon to see and listen to Byrd and Street at the Old Taos Inn.  It was a happy hour show and very good .. as always.  They went on to Colorado the next morning.  Check their page for their schedule. http://byrdandstreet.com/calendar.html

Kathy Street and Tommy Byrd in Taos

The old Taos Inn in Taos, New Mexico.  A good place for happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m.  We had nachos which were good.  Gene drank the happy hour red wine and I tried a couple of margaritas.  I had  the El Ultimo which was agave nectar, tequila and lime juice.  Excellent.  Then I had a house happy hour one next.  It was good, but has the sweet and sour and Triple Sec which is normal, but I like them without Triple Sec the way Gene makes them.  I started to have a Chupacabra which had a spicy tequila with a salt and pepper rim.  Sounded good, but it had Triple Sec, too.  It was a good afternoon.

We hope to have Tommy and Kathy at the house again for a house concert and art show as they are both artists.  We are trying for the end of October or first part of November, so stay in touch.

We went for our walk yesterday.  That is the house we are staying in by Gene's head and in the center photo.  We also see kids playing around this playhouse made out of posts/logs.  You can see they keep the trail mowed.

We had to go to Taos yesterday again to pick up a prescription for Gene.  We ate an early dinner at Orlando's.  It is one of our favorite restaurants with New Mexican food.  They serve posole instead of the Spanish rice, which to me is not New Mexico food.  You will have to wait if you don't get there when they open.  It is worth the wait, which is what I named my painting of the restaurant.

This is from the opposite entrance.  9 x 12 pastel on Pastelbord.  It is for sale, see it on my website. http://www.jocastilloart.com/paintings/worthwait.html

Before I forget, look what fun Kristopher Battles, Sketchpad Warrior  http://kjbattles.blogspot.com/  is having with his animal sketches.


Bag Blog said...

Way back when, the Taos Inn had the best burritos with green sauce. We ate there all the time. Then they changed suddenly and the food doubled in price and was not as good. We quit eating there very often, but still stopped by for a margaritas now and then. Things change rapidly in resort towns.

Your Orlando painting is one of my favorites.

Jo Castillo said...

Yes, restaurants change often. I think they do everywhere. It takes special people to want to run one. Up at 400 a.m. to buy stuff, summer help, 24 hour a day job. Yikes! We haven't eaten a meal at the Taos Inn. The one time we tried it was early and over an hour wait, so......

Thanks, I like the painting, too. Smile.

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