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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Colorado Mountain High, Photos, Sketches, Pastel Plein Air

We traveled from Walden to Colorado Springs and have been hanging out here for a while.  Moving back to New Mexico tomorrow.  We will be staying in a favorite spot for a few days with no phone, internet or TV.  Can you believe it?  We went there to celebrate my birthday in September when we left Angel Fire.  This year we will celebrate my birthday early and Gene's birthday a bit early, too.

I thought I'd better post my sketches and painting and be up to date.  Sketches are for Scavenger Hunt 462.  http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1410719

Number 15, seasonal - camper trailer
Number 16, glass- the ball on the wind catcher and leaves on the mobile

Number 17, plastic - pan
Number 18, man made - birdhouse
Number 19, entry - gate
Number 20 - paper lantern

Number 21, hard - stepping stones with inlaid scraps of pottery
Number 22, gift - cookies from our landlady in Colorado Springs and a tomato from her garden.  We got cucumbers, squash, strawberries, raspberries, too.
Number 23, textured - wicker chair
Number 24, mineral - iron rust on the wall/fence sculpture

Gene and Aviee counting.  She kept telling him he didn't know how to count.

Walden to Colorado Springs, beautiful mountains, rain and sky.  The runaway truck ramp was scary.  Some tourist had stopped there to take a photo or change drivers.  What if a truck had problems??  A car in the path to stop.  Yikes....  I was so shocked I didn't take a photo. 

 The remains of Stapleton International Airport in Denver where I worked.

The house we lived in in Denver, Colorado.

 The neat patio at our rental in Colorado Springs.

Gene's sister Virginia came to sky dive with Gene.  They did that near Canyon City on Thursday.

 The divers loading up.

 In the air.


 Back on solid ground!

Last night, Friday, we surprised our good friends, Byrd and Street.  (byrdandstreet.com) They were performing at Kinfolks in Manitou Springs, Colorado.

Not a bad photo in the dark on my phone.  The show was super.  Nice folks.

This morning Virginia and I went to the Garden of the Gods again to walk.  I did my short mile, Virginia walked about 5 miles while I painted.  We had a great time, such a beautiful place.

 Scenes from Garden of the Gods.

 My painting,  9 x 12 pastels, the color is off, it is early morning and a bit more rosey.

Hey, I painted!  That was fun and such a beautiful morning.  It was about 60 degrees while we were there.

We will be out of pocket.  I will check in when we get internet again. 


Joan Tavolott said...

As always I love the photos. Great pastel of the canyon...so different from what I'm seeing here in Venice. Lol have been posting to my blog. Check it out when you can. Have fun!

Jo Castillo said...

Joan, thanks. I've been waiting for posts. You do such a great journal of water colors.

Bag Blog said...

The photos and painting of the canyon are great. I'm glad you found time and place to paint. Sounds like you and Gene are having fun.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

your painting and sketches are very nice :) great rock texture on your painting :)

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog. We have had a good time. it was good to get out the pastels. Thanks. We are in Albuquerque. Back to city life. Also visit family.

Jennifer Rose, thanks. Sort of a sketch in such a short time! Fun and lots of comments from park visitors.

Azulparsnip said...

Hi Jo - love the rock photos, and seeing the view you are painting from......love your work!! ALOT of beautiful photos !!

Jo Castillo said...

Azul, thank you! And thanks for stopping by, fun to see you. I love your sketches on the Hunts.

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