GLENDA'S BLOG

A blog by artist Glenda Castillo

Selecting Colors for my Palette

The colors that I selected for my palette are: SIX BASIC COLORS: YELLOWS: Cad Yellow (warm) Lemon Yellow (cool) REDS: Cad Red Deep (warm) Crimson or Permanent Rose (cool) BLUES: Pthalo Blue (warm) Ultramarine Blue (cool) ADDITIONAL COLORS: Pthalo Green Diox.Purple Cad...

Making a Watercolor Palette using an Eye Shadow Box

Collecting watercolor palettes it’s not a new hobby for me. One challenge is to find the smallest palette that I can carry daily in my purse without being too heavy. The smallest watercolor palette that I have is a Winsor and Newton Sketcher. This is very small but...

More Paintings for the Strada Challenge

Every day painting is so good for learning techniques, mixing colors and applying them to different surfaces. Thiese are more paintings. The first one is in acrylics.  The color combination of red and green create a well balanced painting. The second is a flower from...

30 Paints in 30 Days Strada Easel Challenge

I’m very motivated to participate in the Strada Easel challenge 30 Paints in 30 Days. So far, I haven’t missed any day. I love the Strada Easels and hope to win one. There are many other artists also participating with beautiful paintings. Painting every...

Ecuador: A Place to Enjoy

I had the great opportunity to travel to Ecuador with my family. Ecuador is in the middle of the world and exhibits a complexity of fauna and flora. Also, its weather is very diverse from the warm areas of the coast to the spring like temperatures in the mountains and...

Mother”s Day Gifts…Paintstiks

I had a wonderful time with my family and also got great gifts from them. They know that I prefer my art supplies than anything else. For some time I wanted to experiment with the Paintstiks. These look like oversized crayons but they are oil paints. I can’t...

Color Vocabulary

I was thinking about the many words that I read and know about color. I put together some of them to remember their meaning for future reference: HUE: This is just another word for color COLOR WHEEL: A  chart that organices colors/hues around a circle. It shows the...

CalligraFaire Second Day

CalligraFaire Second Day

This is another sunny day in Florida. I’m in my second day of the calligraphy Fair. I enjoyed the ink making class using acorns. Great books and materials:     I finished my day with a Surf and Turf Hamburger (hamburger topped with crab meat) from this...