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Monday, September 10, 2018

Sketching for 556 and a Plein Air Pastel

We started packing today.  Hopefully we will do better than when we came this direction.  We always bring too much but we didn't have a list and left some of the important stuff behind.

I packed all my art stuff with the exception of my sketchbooks and bag.  I sketched in the big book before I put it in the tote.  I sketched with a Prismacolor 01.  I moved the big book from my computer table about 8 feet to the coffee table to sketch.  I got the set of Prismacolor pens out of the sketch bag and selected the 01 pen.  I normally put the cap on the other end.  When I finished sketching I went to close the pen and no lid!  I still haven't found it and I sketched about 9:00 a.m.  How can you lose something when you know you were not out of the room?   Sigh.....

For Scavenger Hunt 556

Number 6, fruit

The next step was to go downstairs and pack the art supplies.  But wait!  It was a beautiful day and I have been wanting to paint the high country marsh, so took the pastels for a last run and did a small plein air.

High Country Marsh
Pastel 12 x 9 inches on U-Art 400 grid sanded paper

I try to paint in the shade and used the tailgate of the car for shade.  It was/is a most beautiful day and I spent about an hour playing in the dust.

I have all my art gear packed now.  A sigh of relief.  Next are the extra groceries and extra clothes.  We still have 4 days..... no more procrastinating.

Forgot to add the sunset photos, a panorama and regular.


Jennifer Rose said...

4 days is more than enough time to get that done :)

very nice light/bright plein air :)

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Jennifer Rose.

Bag Blog said...

I am not sure if your other readers understand how beautiful September is in the mountains. It is perfect for plein air. I wish I was there to paint with you.

Jo Castillo said...

Yes, Bag Blog, the mountains are so lovely at this time. Full of color and cool air.

Joan Tavolott said...

Lovely sketch of your view!!! The hatchback comes in handy I see.

Jo Castillo said...

Joan, thanks so much. I’m spoiled with my shade, works well and all my stuff is handy.

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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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