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Sunday, September 06, 2015

Hunting, Music, Light

I sketched this morning here at my computer having my coffee and snack.  As usual, freehand and in the travel sketchbook with a Micron 05.


Number 10, clicks - my favorite ball point pen, a Pilot Pen.  It is not as chubby as I sketched it.
Number 11, handle - the front door handle.  It has a Realtor's lock box on it.  Guess the house is always for sale.

We went to Taos last night to attend a house concert featuring Susan Gibson.  It was great.  She puts on such a good show.  She will be in Taos again tonight at the Taos Inn and then start winding her way back to Texas, too.  The hostess had a potluck dinner first and then music in the patio and yard which was attached to an old adobe house.  Very beautiful evening.  A light sprinkle of rain at first, but calmed down and we had music and cricket noises.  Susan travels with three dogs and a chihuahua and I was surprised none of them sing along. (The dogs were in the van, not in the yard.) She has a great voice and can really play the guitar and banjo.  Check out her schedule and how she shares her talents on her website.  http://susangibson.com
 


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I am always finding light.  It is really hard to capture in photos.  I love the way the light filters through the trees.

Here is a photo I took this morning and how blah it looks.

I adjusted the light, shadows, etc., in my Photoshop Elements.  It is still not how I see it in my mind.  I guess I will have to paint it to show you what I see!  I see rich warm yellowy colors in the light and beautiful purples in the shadows.  Hmmmm.

6 comments:

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

glad you had a good time with the music concert :)

a new painting from you would be great, you always do a wonderful job with the lighting :)

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, thank you so much!! Painting will have to wait until we get home. I packed up all my tools. Only a sketchbook and some colored pencils and watercolor left!

Bag Blog said...

I like the tree photos. I see a great painting in your future. Maybe in mine too.

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Bag Blog. I haven't been able to imagine any paintings lately. Maybe this conversation about light will help.....

Joan Tavolott said...

You should definitely paint the light patterns!

Jo Castillo said...

Joan, thank you. You are an inspiration.

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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