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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bastrop Sketchers Hunt 519

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 1, landscape - buildings and area

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!


hmuxo said...

Wonderful sketches Jo. The old antique car is always a favorite of mine!!! Nicely done.

Joan Tavolott said...

Getting out with other artists is so good for creativity. This looks like a fun place to have lunch, sketch and spend time with other artists. Nice sketches and photos.

Jo Castillo said...

hmuxo, oh, thanks so much. Old cars are very interesting to paint.

Joan, you should know about going out with other artists! I wish I had your energy. Thanks.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

looks like a great place to spend the day, lots of neat things to sketch and you can get pizza :D

I do not miss living in the middle of nowhere and getting really bad internet service. I think I would die if I had to go back to very very slow dial up lol fibre broadband or nothing for me now :p

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, it is a great place. The pizza is good there! The Tough Cookie Bakery was very good, too.
Yep, internet and phones in the boonies are a challenge. We get better service with the satellite but more expensive and will be bad in bad weather. Oh well.....

Bag Blog said...

I love the sketches with the other artists. I'm jealous. Duncan needs a sketch club. I keep talking about it...

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, it is so good to get out. Sketching or plein air painting. All good. Pomona, the artist on the left, teaches watercolor at Ghost Ranch every summer. Lots to talk about in NM, too. She lived in Roswell years ago. Thanks.

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