Gallery: Art Connections Gallery 123 N. Main Street on the Square in La Grange, Texas.
979-206-2222 http://www.artconnectionsgallery.com/

See additional work on my website

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hunting Red Pastel Sketch

Painting red is fun.  And painting red with pastels, wow!  These cherries are sketched on a piece of Pastelbord, 5 x 7 inches.  The sketch took about 35 minutes to complete.  If it had been painted larger there would have been more time to play in the redness.  Shoulda thought of that!

For Scavenger Hunt 504

Number 4, red with the challenge to paint the shadow

Saying shoulda reminds me of a Susan Gibson song.  You can listen here on


If you get a chance to see Susan .. do it!  She is a fabulous song writer and person.  Hey, she is in Whitefish, Montana, tonight!



hmuxo said...

The cherries are painted so beautifully, Jo. Gorgeous color and definitely juicy!!! Nice work!!!!

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...
such a lovely red and great shine to the cherries :D
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 5:25:00 PM

Jo Castillo said...

hmuxo, thank you so much. Your portraits are amazing.

Jennifer Rose, thank you so much. Red is such fun to paint with pastels.

Bag Blog said...

I love the cherries. My old laptop won't let me take a closer look. I may have to switch to a different device,

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

oops thanks for moving my comment :) I blame lack of sleep for messing up lol

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Bag Blog. I thought of doing some larger, but they are gone. Maybe next time we buy some. I do have a watermelon???? I've never tried painting that. Hmmmm.

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, you are welcome. Thanks for commenting even when you are sleepy!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

About Me

My photo
Bastrop, Texas, United States
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


abstract (1) Acrylic Paintings (71) Arizona (3) Art House Project (14) artist (80) artist blogger (313) artist blogger  instruction (1) artist blogger  instruction (13) artist blogger  instruction (16) artist blogger instruction (16) at (1) Balloons (1) Baseball (178) Bastrop Sketchers (9) Bastrop TX (30) Bolivia (4) Calendar (1) Canada (3) Challenge (5) Charity Events (63) chile (4) classes (2) colored pencil (16) computer art (5) DailyPaintworks Auction (3) demo video (4) Digital Painting (8) doodle (1) exhibit (130) Figure (4) Fine Art Friends (3) Floweb browsing (1) Flowers (30) food (7) Footwork (1) fused glass (3) Gallery (1) gluten free (5) Golden Open paints (2) Golf (12) House Concert (1) iMac Sketch (1) instruction (50) iPad Sketch (75) iPad sketches (45) iPhone painting (3) iPhone sketch (3) Jo's Notion (9) Jo's Thoughts (257) Landscapes (136) Marines (23) marketing (3) meme (6) Music (47) New Mexico (117) Nonsense (2) Oil Painting (61) Oil Pastel (1) PanPastel works (2) Pastel (24) Pastel Demo (59) Pastel Paintings (352) pastel sketch (21) Pastels (7) pears (3) Peru (1) Photo (83) Photos (711) Plein air painting (43) poll (1) pottery (2) Powwow (3) Recipe (4) restaurants (6) scenery (17) Sculptor (7) sculpture (4) seascape (2) Sketches (1084) snow (1) Still Life (35) Stu (1) Studio (26) Texas (46) Trees (34) tribute (5) Unsorted (7) videos (4) watercolor (30) web browsing (262) web page (11) wetcanvas (1) WIP work in progress (12) workshop (8) World Blog Hop (2) Yesterfest (2) zentangle (1)