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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Plein Air Sketching

Yesterday was a pretty decent day for a walk.  The travel sketchbook and a Micron 05 were the equipment for the day.  The problem (for me) sketching outside is standing up.  It is easy to paint standing up with an easel.  Holding the sketchbook and drawing is very different.  I stopped at one of the new bridges and sketched there where I could put my sketchbook on the rail.  For the rock sketch I had to hold the book just on my arm so I could have a better view.

For Scavenger Hunt 482
Number 4, landscape - toward the fire station

Number 5, stone/rocks - under the bridge
Number 6, a house - our house from the bridge

We see people fishing in the lakes, there is a catch and release policy.  It looks like the birds do not release:

This is about a foot long.  Pretty good size it seems to me.

The fish was near this new flat bridge which was handy to keep me out of the mud of the overflow.  You can see that the lakes are still full!

Looking across to the flat bridge from my drawing bridge ... not a draw bridge.  My sketch was the view looking to the left of this spot.

Our house from the bridge.  This was in the early fall before the big tree lost its leaves, I forgot to take a new photo yesterday.  Close to the same view as my sketch.  The sky was the same with no clouds.  The wind is blowing again now.  Pbftttt.


Bag Blog said...

The area is still very green compared to here. I did a quick watercolor of the pasture view from the house. It seemed beautiful when looking at it, but kind of dull when painted - lots of raw sienna and burnt umber.

Jennifer Rose said...

really great sketches :) would love to be so close to the water :D

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, we have had warmer times than you have. The leaves are gone off the trees now. Be sure and put in some purples with your yellows the siennas and umbers.

Jennifer Rose, our lakes aren't big enough for much, but we do get birds, turtles and more.

Joanna said...

Nice sketches. The fish carcass is interesting!

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Joanna. I was surprised to the the carcass right on the trail.

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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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