I am a painter working in pastels, with some oils, and acrylics. I sketch in pen and ink. As an artist my original paintings are influenced from living in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Bolivia, Peru and Chile, and travels throughout much of Canada and all our fifty States.
This is my spot for posting paintings and sketches, to muse mostly about art, life and a little about UT Baseball.
Today was the outing with the Sketch Bastrop group. We sketched at Lucy's house in anticipation of rain. No rain! It was nice to sit on the porch and sketch her yard and things I have never sketched before. Good friends and camaraderie.
That was a good way to get both things done. I sketched in the travel sketchbook with the Micron 01 to warm up.
Number 1, from your garden - from Lucy's garden. A big cement round block, didn't ask what it was for, but it is a historic house so maybe something from 100 years ago. Anyway the flower pots and stand were on the block. The goat head is attached to the round pot and I thought it was separate so I didn't connect it well. Next time I will investigate before drawing. Know your subject!!
Number 2, sketch a friend - Pomona sketching in her leather folding sketchbook.
Number 3, a hat with bonus of it on a person - Joan with her hat.
You probably wouldn't recognize either person, but fun to try someone you know.
Number 4, garage, shed, guest house, etc. - Lucy's guest house. I should have spent more time on it. Beautiful with the gingerbread and curlycues on it. The main house is equally decorated. It is one of the historic homes in Bastrop. Just gorgeous.
We had fun. After sketching we decided to go eat at Viejo Tacos. We got there and the main dining area was full of the Red Hat Ladies. Ah, well, went across the street to Maxine's. Good food there so not too disappointing. Nice to visit with friends I hadn't seen in a while.
Then I started home and thought I should stop by the art center and get a latte and see if artist friend, Jo, was there. Well, the Red Hat Ladies had the same idea and the coffee shop was full to the brim! Funny.
Jo made us come coffee and we visited for a while. There was also a gentleman artist painting/drawing in the lobby. I introduced myself and turns out it is an artist I have known on wetcanvas for a few years. We had talked about his move to Bastrop but hadn't had an opportunity to get together. Nice coincidence, eh?
It made for a nice day. Art and friends are always good and inspiring. Try it sometime!
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." --