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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Hunt 527 Winter Start

For Scavenger Hunt 527

We went to get an image at Lakeside Medical for Gene's check up and I sat on the patio and sketched.  This was the day before the ice.  Yesterday was one of our few days of winter.  Freezing temperatures with schools and businesses closed.  Any moisture turns to ice and the world halts in Central Texas and surrounds. 

For the most part we didn't get ice they expected on trees and such.  Bridges and roads were icy and much of the activity gets put on hold.  Today is even colder but not as much moisture, but schools were closed here again.  The Bastrop Sketchers were to meet at the library but I decided I didn't want to slide off the road and sit in a bar ditch so here I am.

Number 1 tree and number 2 sky - done in the small sketchbook as you see with the Micron 01.  That is a bald headed guy with sunglasses and a kid fishing.  Looks like a Storm-trooper from Star Wars.

Number 3 ribbon - pastels on reused paper.  The old paper didn't hold or like me adding more layers.  It has seen its day.  I like painting ribbon and new paper would have been better.  Sketching does not require perfection, it is for my practice and personal info.  The Scavenger Hunts and my blog have made it public.

The critics for artists blogs and pages say you should only show your best work but that would not be very interesting since I'm not painting or doing my best work, eh?  My blog has turned into more like a personal journal.

And like all things, the less you do, the less you want to do.  I'm thinking I should sign up for a daily challenge  .. but then I would have to paint.  Sigh.....


Joan Tavolott said...

Hope that is the end of your winter. I know how ice affects all of you down there...you are just not equipped to deal with that kind of unusual weather. Staying inside was a good idea.

Jo Castillo said...

Joan, thanks for your comments. It all seems trivial when everyone else is in the minus zero categories. We were very lucky that we didn't have too much moisture in the very cold day as it freezes on the trees and power lines and breaks them down. We are supposed to get in the 40s today. Yay!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

I post art even if its crap lol might help other artists feel better about themselves

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer said, "I post art even if its crap lol might help other artists feel better about themselves"

Jennifer, good point, y'all should be more than happy about yourselves after all these years! Thanks for the pick me up! :-)

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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 NiƱos. (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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