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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Shoulda, woulda, coulda......

My studio has been so unused.  My iMac is in here or I might not have come in my studio for days.

Of course, I have tried many of the hints and ideas for getting myself back into painting.  One idea I read yesterday was to just go in your studio.  Hmmm, I have been doing that.   Another is to start something and spend just a few minutes at it.  The idea is to do a little every day until you just can't stop.

I am supposed to have everything ready to go as a way of just walking in with no plan.  My studio is a mess but I had an old sketch on a piece of Colourfix paper.  I wiped that off and just decided to do my sketch for today.  You can see the dark grayish undertone.  The green under the curtains is supposed to be outside through the sheers.  I spent about 30 minutes on it.  Maybe I shoulda, woulda, coulda have started on a clean piece of paper.  Hey, it's a start!

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Number 8, corner of room - my studio
Number 9, door (in this case half of the door, it opens in the middle)


Rose Welty said...

It is a great start Jo! You are doing a good job persevering!

Jo Castillo said...

Rose, thank you! Happy to see you. Happy New Year!

Jennifer Rose said...

it is a good start :) maybe using a piece of paper that already had mark on it helped, if the paper had of been completely bare you might bot have wanted to mess it up :)

Joan Tavolott said...

I think it is so hard to get back into the habit of painting when you have stopped for a while. Hopefully you will get inspired, even if it is slowly.

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, you are right about blank paper. I usually do an underpainting to kick start a painting. There is just so much pastel on this paper that it is saturated. Ha.

Joan, thanks for the encouragement. You would think the sketching would keep me going and it does. But painting seems different. I keep trying different things. One of these days......

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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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