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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Back in the Pastel Dust...

Sketching for the Hunts and the Southwest Forum brought me back to pastels.  Pastels are my favorite medium to paint with.

I am hosting the January Challenge in the Southwest Forum which means I posted the photos.  I should also paint, right?  I chose the Taos Pueblo photo and cropped down and took a little artist license with it.  It is fun to see what the other artists have painted and sketched.  Have a look here:

Pastel on Pastelbord, 8 x 10 inches

I sketched yesterday afternoon for  Scavenger Hunt 528

Number 1, banana or other fruit - pastel on Canson MiTeintes paper grid side.

You may find an optical problem in the composition.  Luckily this is a sketch and not a painting.  Comment if you see it!  Made me laugh.  Joanna saw it first or at least was the first to point it out.


Joan Tavolott said...

Love the pastel crop of the adobe and the touches of turquoise and red. Great photos for the challenge...maybe I'll get inspired to do something. lol

Jo Castillo said...

Joan, thank you so much. I do hope you are inspired. Something different for you! Don't know when you would have time. Ha.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

cant see the problem, but ellipses have always been my enemy :p

really great pastel painting of the pueblo :)lovely colours

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer, will give the answer in the next post.

Thank you, I really like to visit the Taos Pueblo and love the high desert.

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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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