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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Looking Up Sketches and Wildflowers

Both of my sketches today are looking up to the ceiling.  These are substitutes for items that are outside on the ground and maybe on a wall, in or out.

 I sketched on one page of the big coffee table book with the Micron 02 marker/fine line pen. Freehand as you can tell.

Number 4, sewer grate or culvert or manhole cover - I substituted this ceiling vent as it has a grate style with a hole behind it.  We have a step ceiling which is hard to depict.

Here is a photo of the ceiling.

Number 5, fire alarm bell - substitute smoke alarm on the ceiling.  The sketches are on one page and I put the curly lines between them so they would be separate sketches but it is confusing so I cropped them apart.

We have been walking around the neighborhood for some exercise and to get out.  Here are a few of the beautiful wildflowers in bloom.


 Bluebonnets with a few Indian Paintbrushes mixed in.

 More of the purple Spiderwort, I really like these purple flowers.

 More of the blues and reds.

 These two flowers together are so beautiful.

 Spiderwort in a more magenta color.  

And a few Wine Cups.  Of course I like the color and name of these tiny flowers.

And here is a way to help with virus protection.  Desert Door Texas Sotol is switching production to make sanitizer to donate to first responders, "old folks" and more.  It costs them $1.50 to make a bottle to donate so this fund will help cover the cost.  Thanks to Desert Door for helping us all out.


Joan Tavolott said...

Good substitutions! Love the photos of the flowers...makes me smile.

Jo Castillo said...

Ah, thanks, Joan. The flowers aren't as plentiful this year, but I should get out and paint what I can. To bad you aren't here to paint them! :-)

Bag Blog said...

Your sketches are really looking up - ha! It looks like a good year for wildflowers. Too bad I can't travel down to see the Hill Country.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, you are funny! The wildflowers in our area are very spotty. May be better in other areas. They mowed too soon last year I think and lost some seeds. Beautiful where you find them.

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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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