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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Oil Painting, Sketch for #371 and Photos

I sketched yesterday, hoping to warm up to finish my oil painting.  It was very nice out so at least I enjoyed being outside.  Gene rode his bike so I worked out with my weights and went for a 20 minute walk.  Then I was ready to paint!!  Or not.

I did work on the painting and I am calling it finished.  Not a best but good practice.  I am too stingy with the paint I think.  Richard McKinley talks about the excitement of painting and what happens when you aren't excited.  The art link is below.  I will try his advice next outing.  Not plan, just paint.

Skyline
Oils on Canvas Panel, 8 x 10 inches

 Before painting I sketched in the regular sketchbook with the Micron 05 pen.

Number 9, front door
Number 10, bag
Number 11, old art supply - the metal and canvas folding table.  Joanna gave me two of these several years ago.  They have really been used.  Very lightweight for carrying around and serve as a table with a board on top.

For my art link today I am sending you off to read about "Striking Out" by Richard McKinley.  Good advice.  Maybe I will "play" some today and see if I get on base.
http://www.artistsnetwork.com/articles/art-demos-techniques/playing-the-painting-game-what-to-do-when-youre-striking-out

And some random photos from New Mexico because it is so pretty here.

Butterfly and thistle.

Michael's Kitchen in Taos, a great place to eat breakfast and more.

Rain Clouds in Taos

Taos House

Do you think they cater to Texan's?  As a Texan I would rather buy something from New Mexico.  Hmmm.

Ponderosa Pine Woods

2 comments:

Bag Blog said...

I think the painting turned out very nice. The Taos photos are fun too. I love to drive around and see the houses in Taos.

Now I'm off to read the link.

Jo Castillo said...

Thank you, Bag Blog. I love the pueblo style houses.

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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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