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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sketches, Visiting, and More

 I got in a bit of sketching this morning ... in the house.  It was a tad cool on the porch.  I sketched in my big sketchbook with the Micron 05 pen.

Number 7, something to dry yourself with - hair dryer
Number 8, latch
Number 9, wet - I tried to sketch the steam bubbles on the inside of my cup cover.  It is not easy to do in pen and ink.  It was a good idea to ponder.
Number 10, used to light something - a butane lighter for the grill

Here is a photo of the cup cover with moisture and the way it is used on a cup.  The cut in it is for your tea bag.  It is very handy, thanks, Joanna.  Bubbles are easier to paint than draw, at least in small size for me.

I made plans to get together with Pomona Hallenbeck after my pastel class on Tuesday.  She is such an interesting artist.  I met her about the time the Bastrop Fine Arts Guild started up, which means about 1998.  We only see each other occasionally as we both live here in the winter and now in New Mexico in the summer.  She teaches at Ghost Ranch.  She is a water colorist.  If you get a chance to take a class with her, you will have fun and learn so much.  She also teaches in Austin at The Contemporary Austin.  So with our busy schedules, we have to plan ahead to get together.  We are hoping to sketch a couple of times before we leave for summer.  It was a delight to see her at my First Friday show and again on Tuesday.

The Art in Public Places groups are very busy in Austin and Bastrop.  One of the interesting things the Austin group did is hosting Hello Lamppost  (you can text with inanimate objects?)
Most projects are completed with area artists and their website:  http://www.austintexas.gov/department/art-in-public-places 

The Bastrop group has painted utility boxes and is now putting up sculptures around town.  Check it out here on their website:  http://www.baipp.org/


Bag Blog said...

Pomona has some interesting watercolors. I've never been to the Ghost Ranch.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, thanks. I like Pomona's buildings the best. First one I ever saw was an old hill country house. She has such an art history. She grew up in Roswell and still has a studio there.

Ghost Ranch is in the edge of the mesa country and pretty to me. Dry and open. Gene prefers trees and water. Heh, heh.

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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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