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Friday, October 23, 2015

Computer Sketch for Hunt 425

I am so lazy, but you already know that. It's my reason for sketching on my computer at my desk today.  Gene puts up some trivia questions every morning for the family.  We all make our guesses and then he puts up the answer about 10:00 a.m. or so.  I was waiting for the answers and decided I could sketch while waiting!

I used Sketchbook Pro.  I don't used it often so haven't figured out textures and a few other things.  This took over thirty minutes.  Can you believe that??

Number 6, yellow - a cleaning cloth on my desk.  I usually have to really search to find anything yellow in our house.  Thanks to Gene for getting a whole bag of yellow cloths.  They are showing up everywhere.

I did a small pastel painting over the last couple of days in spurts.  That is one of the reasons I like pastels.  They just sit there open and ready to go.  I can paint for 5 minutes or for 5 hours.  No prep on the equipment or any need to put them away and get them out again.  Just pick one up and go for it.  No waiting for paint to dry and when you come back to it later, you just start in again.  Lucky for me I have a great studio where I can leave my pastels open and my easel ready.  I have abandoned them for a while, but who knows?

4 comments:

hmuxo said...

I love pastels for the same reason, Jo. We can pick up our pastels anytime without fussing! Okay, it could get a bit messy but I use a small room for painting so all I have to do is close the door like you! Sketching is something I don't do too much but I bought a sketch pad last year SO I do have good intentions...ha..ha..ha enjoy your weekend!!

Jo Castillo said...

hmuxo, ha! A friend, Sue, kept buying me sketchbooks as gifts, it finally caught on when I joined the Scavenger Hunts. :) You have fun with the pastels and sketching, too.

Bag Blog said...

I thought, "Hmm, yellow rag or fortune cookie?" at first.

I love the ease of pastels, too.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, thanks for the smile. My pastels are gathering dust instead of making dust.

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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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