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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Watercolor Bananas

Working on Scavenger Hunt 600

in watercolor for the practice.  Maybe I should just practice my pastels and use watercolor on my ink sketches once in a while.  Hmmmm.

Number 2, banana

We picked up some fresh bananas in Taos yesterday,  They are pretty green but they seemed to age as I painted them.  This is probably about a 30 minute sketch.  It is in the Canson 9 x 12 watercolor sketchbook.  I used a regular brush and water, not the water filled brushes.

Again for info on watercolor, pastel and more check out Rae Andrews, YouTube and blog.

Also Joan Tavolott is a tireless sketcher and uses watercolor on most of her sketches.

My painting buddy, Bag Blog, Lou Baggett, is also super proficient with watercolor and teaches a lot in Oklahoma.  She hasn't posted as often as she used to.  She has internet problems like I do when I'm home.  If you are in Oklahoma, you might get in a class.

Have fun, see you soon.


Bag Blog said...

Thanks for the shout-out. I'm stealing wifi today. I'm all out of data at home. sigh. I haven't worked in watercolor much this summer with the first the paint out and then the art battle. I'm really missing it.

Joanna said...

Such bright yellows!

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, you are welcome. Your watercolors sing. It will be fun to see you and Jesse at the Art Battle. Looking forward to that!

Joanna, yes, and you know how I love yellow! When we have yellow to sketch on the Hunts I usually can only find bananas, post it notes and maybe a tool handle. That's it. :-)

Jennifer Rose said...

great looking bananas :D I miss bananas, cant eat them anymore, damn allergies :/

Joan Tavolott said...

Thanks for the link to my blog. I visited Bag Blog and Rae too. I like seeing what other artists are doing. I haven't been doing much. I have all good intentions to create and then get caught up in something else. I think I was worn out after the paint out. lol

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, thank you. Sorry you miss them. I like them OK. Better in pudding or something more decadent. Ha.

Joan, thanks for coming by. I spent most of the afternoon watching a very interesting watercolor artist. I will link on my blog. Different and a wow! Paint outs are hard. I think you use all your energy and it takes a while to get it back. Rest 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 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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