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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Papalote Cuatro and Lago Lindo - Pastel Paintings.

I painted a small pastel painting to replace the small painting that was sold at Art Connections.  I ordered the frame and set out to do the painting.  I intended on ordering a 6 x 12 frame the same size as the other.  Guess what?  I ordered a 4 x 12 frame.  That is rather small for me to paint on and also a looooong view for a landscape.  I planned on a windmill and added the barn to have a complete scene for the format.  The painting is available at Art Connections (address above). 

Papalote Cuatro
Pastel on Colourfix Pastel Card
12 x 4 inches  $150.00

Here is Papalote Cuatro framed against UV protected glass.  A little reflection on it as it sits on the easel.  It has a hanger and also a support to sit it on a table.

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I did not post about the first small painting.  I painted it just before the February Show started and didn't have a chance to post about it.  I painted in long format to frame as a triptic.  I wanted to do a small painting and this was the only frame available other than a 5 x 7 format. 

 Lago Lindo
Pastel on Colourfix Pastel Card
12 x 6 inches
I did not get a picture of the painting in a frame but this gives you some idea of how it looks.  I'm very pleased it sold to my friend and collector,  Marlene.  Thanks!

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Something I need to try:

Richard McKinley showed how to make a surface and underpainting with Liquitex Clear Gesso in his latest blog.  Very interesting to add texture on watercolor or other surface that can be wet to accept the texture.
http://goo.gl/VkTHZf

Is it cold where you are?  It is in the 30s here today.  Very cold for our part of the world.  I plan on painting outside at Art Connections on Saturday, see previous post or above for details.  If it is too cold to be outside, I will be there to visit, sketch and maybe paint inside.

5 comments:

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

its very windy here :/ but its better than snow :)

really like Lago Lindo framed like that, really nice composition :)

Bag Blog said...

The 4x12 turned out nicely. I like the three Lago Lindo, too. Breaking it up into three really added to it.

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer and Bag Blog, thank you. I liked the challenge of painting small. The "sort of" triptic was interesting. I painted the one painting like it was three, so the overall view did not have great composition without the dividers.

I think we will all be happy to see spring this year!

Joanna said...

I like the papalote and am still amused at the story on the size of the frame. :-)

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Joanna. I still am not sure how the smaller frame happened. Maybe the wrong number on the dropdown or it just sounded nice. Ha.

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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