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.
The Bastrop Sketchers went out on Wednesday.We went to The Crosssing here in Bastrop.It is an area where old buildings were brought in or new ones constructed out of old material, wood and tin.It is interesting to see and explore.
I sketched with a Micron 01 and added a bit of watercolor to the second page.I sketched the light on one of the walls and it looked like a shower head so I added some yellow for light and then decided on some rust color for the old car.
It was a great day with friends and good weather.
These fit into Scavenger Hunt 519 which runs from November 12 - 20
Number 2, related to travel - the car at one time.It probably doesn't have a motor in it. Number 3, man made - wooden chair
Looking to my back from where we were sitting. That would be a complicated bunch of lines to sketch, eh?
The building on the right is Neighbor's Kitchen. They have pizza and other foods, full bar, deck overlooking the river and a huge area for outdoor concerts. That is an old pickup with some hay bales in its bed.
Pomona and Joan with the Tough Cookie Bakery behind them. We had lunch there. Vegetarian and gluted free. Excellent! They also have a coffee bar.
This old tractor is right behind the artists.
We had a good time and as I have said many times, it is good for the soul to be out with artists to work and visit.Artists work alone most of the time and we need social time, too.
We went back to the more expensive satellite internet.We will see how it goes.We had it before and it was reliable except during storms.There is no good answer for phone and internet out in the boonies. It would be cheaper than regular advertising to give us good service. Our word of mouth would increase their image!
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." --