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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Hunting a Fireplace

I put my feet up on my hassock and sketched in front of the fireplace this morning.  I'm hosting Scavenger Hunt 388  http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20327557#post20327557  and one of the items was fireplace.  Perfect timing as it is cool for us, 43 degrees at 10:00 a.m. 

Number 1, fireplace -- ours is electric and the TV box and the DVD player sit on a shelf and the TV is on top.  It puts out heat and is very realistic looking so serves the purposes very well!

When I sketch on my iPad for the Scavenger Hunts, I try to make it as much like a sketch as possible.  I leave the crooked lines as my fingers don't slide too straight.  That makes it more like a sketch with a pen and paper.  I could zoom in more and delete the mistakes, but that would make it different from a sketch.  I only use the "undo" when it is a very obvious mistake or I start to use the wrong size tool or wrong color.  In fact I left some pretty bad color around the fireplace where it is supposed to be wooden.  Maybe one of these days, I will do a real drawing to show the difference.  Ah, probably not.  It would take too much of my "valuable" time.


Bag Blog said...

You did very well on the fire. Now where are those stockings?

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, Those stockings are down and empty!! Thanks. :)

Joanna said...

The "valuable" time comment made me chuckle, Mom. Thanks. :-)

Jo Castillo said...

Ha, Joanna. It is always good to make someone smie. :)

Jo Castillo said...

Gene said this:
I tried leaving a comment but lost it. Guess I need a lesson. Where is my instructor when I need her? I said that commenting it is not realistic is unrealistic, it does not look like anything I have seen in this house. Now what do I do?

I redid it because it posted his e-mail.

I did said the fireplace was very realistic, not my sketch. Ha. Thanks for commenting, Gene

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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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