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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bastrop Sketchers Day

The title sounds like a very special celebration, right?  Well, it was just the first get together of the sketchers for the fall.  We were only 4, but that is a start.  We were going to the old cemetary but it was in the 40s early and it was decided we should meet at the Lost Pines Art Center.

By 10:00 a.m. it was 65 or more, but we stayed at the center.  Three of us went out back and sketched the old silos and an interesting steam engine.  We sketched for almost two hours then had our show and tell and lunch.  Always good to get out with other artists as I have mentioned in the past.  A gorgeous day sure helps, too!

For Scavenger Hunt 515

Number 5, car part - the light on a car parked at the center, it was one of the artist's Subaru it seems.

Number 6, something in sky line - the sheds for the farmer's market and the top of the convention center in the background.

Number 7, big - the silos and the steam engine.  The silos will be turned into a metal working/welding shop, a glass blowing shop, and a ceramics place.  The other will be an apartment for an artist in residence.  Lots of big plans for our little town.  Who would have thought??

The steam engine functions but not sure it was ever used for anything.  Clyde Clardy built it and several interesting contraptions.  He owned the land where the center sits and he donated his machine for the start of the sculpture garden.  He had a "batmobile" sitting along side another building he had on Highway 71.

Some of our sketches today.  The longhorn is from a sculpture inside the Art Center.

It was a good day and I'm happy I was out and about.


Joan Tavolott said...

It is always great to be in the company of other sketchers when they are working. Too bad you didn't get to the cemetery...although you had lots of subjects there. I love what they are planning to do with the silos. That's a great idea.

Bag Blog said...

That sounds like the perfect day of art - and exactly what I would like to do here in Duncan. If I could just get going...

I love the sketches!

hmuxo said...

The Silo and steam engine is SO beautifully sketched Jo....Nice work!!!!!

Jo Castillo said...

Joan, thanks. The Art Center is so beautiful. Hope they get enough people attending to keep it going. We hope to get to the cemetery on our next outing!

Bag Blog, it is so good to get out. I missed my Hallmark movie, though. (Evil grin). I have been wanting to paint silos. I have almost as many silo photos as barn photos. Hope you get out and sketch.

hmuxo, thank you so much. Lots of work to get them ready for use.

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