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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Something New - Pastel Asters

Yay!  I painted something new with no reason!  I was working outside on fixing up the plein air paintings I painted with Sue.  I will post more about that later.

As I was setting up the easel on the porch I saw some little wild asters.  They demanded to be painted.  It is small, just a 7 x 5 inch painting on Pastelbord.  It was good to do something just for fun.

Mountain Asters
Pastels on Pastelbord, 7 x 5 inches
$60, against the glass, free postage in USA

Richard McKinley's blog has good info today for artists about the power of suggestion.  The blog is for pastelists but most info applies to painting in general.

6 comments:

Joan Tavolott said...

Lovely painting of the asters...wonderful color!

Bag Blog said...

I like the flowers, and that you painted.

Jane Hunt said...

Beautiful piece Sue - these Asters really 'pop'!

Jo Castillo said...

Joan, thank you. I like the wildflowers.

Bag Blog, thanks. It was good to paint, and just for fun.

Jane, appreciate your visit. You paint wildflowers, too. I like your refurbished studio.

Rose Welty said...

Lovely Jo. Really like the warm earth - gives it all a punch.

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Rose. Nice to hear from you during your busy summer.

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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