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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hunt 481 Pastel Sketch

My studio is a mess after the holidays.  We use my table for wrapping and doing any other work so we don't have to bend over.  It is a great place.  I cleared enough room for some sketching with my pastels.

Before I started, I got out some corn meal.  I put each group of loose pastels in a bowl with the corn meal, scooted them around with my fingers.  Then drained the mixture through a colander into another bowl.  Presto,  clean pastels in the colander and put them back in their holder.  I did not take time to clean the holding bins but at least I can see what colors I have.

I wanted to sketch with my pastels while I had a bit of time.  I used the same old paper from the corner sketch a few days ago.  Wiped it off and wet it.  I just left the stains for the background.  I worked about 40 minutes.  Not a painting, but used the pastels.

For Scavenger Hunt 481
Number 9, cup
Number 10, plate
Number 11, dish - butter dish
Number 12, knife
Number 13, cutting board (challenge with food)

Don't know if you can tell that it is cloudy and damp out my window.  Temp in the high 50s today, but cold with the dampness.  We have had about an inch of rain here at the house in the last three days.

Now maybe I will clean off the top of my real desk.  That would help my disposition, right?  No telling what I will find there.  I even thought my tri-pod might have been there under papers.  Ha.


Bag Blog said...

Thanks for the tip on cleaning pastels. I had forgotten and I need to do some cleaning.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, no before and after photo. The containers weren't cleaned. Forgot when I decided to do the cleaning. I'll clean my easel container and post before and after. :-)

Jennifer Rose said...

love the blue :D

you might find money on your desk :D

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose,thanks! Ah, another reason to clean the top of the desk. Heh, heh.

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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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