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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Pastel Sketch Cactus Blooms

The Southwest and Western Art Forum on wetcanvas.com has a monthly challenge.  It is hosted by one of the artists. The artist puts up several photos for the others to sketch from for a month.  The Forum has great artists in many varieties of work, including sculpture, painting, carving, etc.

I'm hosting for August.  http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1431793
Come on over and join in!  At least go have a look at the paintings/sketches and the photos I put up.

I chose to do my first challenge of the cactus blooms.  I cropped and edited a bit.  You are free to do that.  It is fun to see the different artists and their ideas from the same photos.

Cactus Blooms Sketch
7 x 5 inches on Pastelbord
Pastels
About 30 minutes.....

It is from this photo:


My second blog for today.... hmmm.

6 comments:

Joan Tavolott said...

Love the painting of the cactus blossoms! I will have to check out the photos and maybe participate once things calm down artwise here. The Urban Sketching Symposium was so much fun but exhausting. Then I came home to have to select 5 paintings and get them ready to drop off at a clothesline art sale for this weekend. Will try to pop into Wet Canvas soon too.

Jo Castillo said...

Joan, I need to look at your post-Symposium posts. Your trip must have been great. Always tired after a workshop or art trip. We wear out our brains!

Busy busy lady, good luck at the sale. See you on WC.

Bag Blog said...

I always love cactus blooms. These are great! I want to look at the Urban Sketching Symposium photos, too.

By the way, I think Jesse is going to be working at the Hotter'n Hell rather than riding in it. Is Larry going to be working/taking pics?

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

nice bright pastel :)

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, Thanks.

I'll check with Larry today about Hotter'n Hell. That would be neat.

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, pastels are bright. They don't have to be, but I love color!

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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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