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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sketching 439 and Photos

I sketched in the huge sketchbook with pen and added watercolor.  Sometimes adding color covers mistakes and sometimes it amplifies them.  I think it amplified the odd matchbox.  I don't spend a great deal of time on the sketches and use it mostly for practice and to have something to post on wetcanvas.com for the Scavenger Hunts.  We started in June of 2006 so almost ten years now.  Whew!

For Scavenger Hunt 439  http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1398519
Number 1, tin - an empty tin of spicey chocolate.  It was good!
Number 2, magnet - a small magnet from the fire department clear bubble.  It doesn't show well.
Number 3, lighter or match - a box of matches.  It looks like it has been wet in my sketch.  Not so.  I was surprised to see the match tips are green instead of red.
Number 4, wall socket - One of the kitchen plugs, they have a dark coppery look to them.

It is a beautiful day without much wind.  It has been gusty for a few days, which I don't care for.  I walked around the westerly lake today for my excursion out into the world.  I hope this weather holds up for baseball.  It usually doesn't but I am going to hope!

There were two big turtles on the log but by the time I got to where I could snap a photo, one had gone in the water.  The other one did as well as I finished.  They seem to hibernate for the winter.

The ducks were having a good time.  Some took off from a spot much closer to me.  This is as good as I could get with my old iPhone.  The new iPhones take photos as good as my point and shoot camera ... or better.

You can at least see what a gorgeous day it is! 

6 comments:

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

it does look like a gorgeous day :D nice blue skies
not a huge spicy fan but I really like dark chocolate with chilli in it

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, thank you. We are fortunate at the moment. Love it!! Dark chocolate is great and a bit of spice doesn't hurt. Ha.

Bag Blog said...

I think the turtle pic would make a nice pastel.

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Bag Blog. Maybe one of these days. :)

Joan Tavolott said...

Love your photos from your time out. It's been too cold here to spend much time outdoors...glad I have my mobile studio. lol Glad to see you are keeping up sketching. It is hard to believe the hunts have been going all that time...and some of the originals like you and Jeanne still join in so often.

Jo Castillo said...

Joan, thanks. We chose to live in this area for the mild winters. I could never do the cold and snow. Guess you are in a deep freeze this morning. Yikes. Take care.....

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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