Gallery: Art Connections Gallery 123 N. Main Street on the Square in La Grange, Texas.
979-206-2222 http://www.artconnectionsgallery.com/

See additional work on my website

Friday, March 13, 2015

Hunting for 397 in Ink and Calendar Notes

I started my sketches on my chair with my feet up, nice and comfy.  Then Gene said he was going on his Terratrike ride so I decided I could manage a short sketching walk.  I tried to get all the outdoor objects done.   I was gone about an hour, but I imagine the walking part was about twenty minutes only.  I added the color with pencils on the jacket and Microns on the others.  The results are for Scavenger Hunt 397 http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20415037&posted=1#post20415037

Number 3, jacket
Number 4, cow -- no cows on my walk so this neighborhood paint horse will be a good substitute.

Number 5, dog - this dog barks and barks.  He got tired of standing and sat down to bark at me.  He is not inside a fence but doesn't come out.  Maybe it is an electric fence.  I will look at his collar better next time I see him.
Number 6, landscape - out pond from a different viewpoint.

Number 7, sign - oops I misspelled trespassing.  Besides that, I rested my sketchbook on a mailbox to sketch and got pine sap on the page I turned over.  Luckily I had turned an extra page so I just tore it out.  Ah, the perils of plein air painting. 

There are a few things going on that you might want to mark on your calendar if you live in our area.

I think you can read this but in case, The Art in Public Places organization has installed sculptures around downtown for a year.  I think most of them are for sale.  The opening reception and awards is Sunday, March 22 at Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church, 1201 Main Street, 3 - 5 p.m.

* * * * * * * * 

Spring Gala
Garden Party
1702 Pecan Street 
in Bastrop’s Historic District
Sunday, April 19, 2015
3:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Hosted by T. Jay & Maxann Collins
~ Hors d’oeuvres ~ Specialty Desserts ~ Wine ~ Beer ~
~ Live Music ~ Silent Auction ~ Live Auction ~
Dress: Spring Garden Party (hats encouraged)
For further information,
call Karol Rice at 512.565.6912 or Jeanette Condray at 512.576.1100

* * * * * * * * *

Also the annual Austin Pastel Society holds their  Awards Ceremony at The Corridor of Art, 700 Lavaca, Lower Level, in Austin, 78701 on Thursday, April 23, from 4:00pm until 6:00pm. APS President Rae Andrews will present the prizes at 5:00pm.  It is a beautiful show and the Corridor is open on weekday working hours and is up until May 4.  It is a beautiful display of pastels in a variety of styles by some well known pastelists.  You can see the entries on the homepage of their website at austinpastelsociety.org


Joan Tavolott said...

Walking and sketching sounds like a fun activity. Will be home soon and be able to get back to sketching regularly. Our workshop ended today but while we were here we were too busy to do any artwork except our paintings for the class. We went out walking every morning for sunrise (and photos) and most nights were in the studio until at least 9. I just barely had time to do a post on my blog each day...but I loved every minute of it.

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Joan, I bet you are exhausted and excited. After a workshop that is what happens to me. One thing I learned is to slow down and take a few days and try some of the new things while they are fresh in your mind. Then back to your routine. Ha. Glad you had fun.

Bag Blog said...

The sketch and walking turned out well. Trading the horse for a cow made me laugh. So did the barking dog. When we gave directions on getting to our house in NM, we would say, "Turn right at the barking dog." Of course it was a joke, but not really far from the truth.

Driving up to Taos Ski Valley can take you through some funky old NM villages. The kids used to laugh at a sign that read, "No Tressing" instead of trespassing.

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Bag Blog, I can see where the barking dog was fun for you. There are some great signs around in New Mexico. Well, probably everywhere if you just see them. I like church signs. Saw one once said, "Drop, tuck and roll will not work in hell!" :-)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

About Me

My photo
Bastrop, Texas, United States
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


abstract (1) Acrylic Paintings (71) Arizona (3) Art House Project (14) artist (80) artist blogger (313) artist blogger  instruction (1) artist blogger  instruction (13) artist blogger  instruction (16) artist blogger instruction (15) at (1) Balloons (1) Baseball (178) Bastrop Sketchers (9) Bastrop TX (30) Bolivia (4) Calendar (1) Canada (3) Challenge (5) Charity Events (63) chile (4) classes (2) colored pencil (16) computer art (5) DailyPaintworks Auction (3) demo video (4) Digital Painting (8) doodle (1) exhibit (130) Figure (4) Fine Art Friends (3) Floweb browsing (1) Flowers (30) food (7) Footwork (1) fused glass (3) Gallery (1) gluten free (5) Golden Open paints (2) Golf (12) House Concert (1) iMac Sketch (1) instruction (50) iPad Sketch (75) iPad sketches (44) iPhone painting (3) iPhone sketch (3) Jo's Notion (9) Jo's Thoughts (256) Landscapes (136) Marines (23) marketing (3) meme (6) Music (47) New Mexico (117) Nonsense (2) Oil Painting (61) Oil Pastel (1) PanPastel works (2) Pastel (24) Pastel Demo (59) Pastel Paintings (352) pastel sketch (21) Pastels (7) pears (3) Peru (1) Photo (83) Photos (706) Plein air painting (43) poll (1) pottery (2) Powwow (3) Recipe (4) restaurants (6) scenery (17) Sculptor (7) sculpture (4) seascape (2) Sketches (1076) snow (1) Still Life (35) Stu (1) Studio (26) Texas (46) Trees (34) tribute (5) Unsorted (7) videos (4) watercolor (30) web browsing (262) web page (11) wetcanvas (1) WIP work in progress (12) workshop (8) World Blog Hop (2) Yesterfest (2) zentangle (1)