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Author Archives: bjdecastro

About bjdecastro

I am a fine artist painting in a realistic or realism style. I am also a web designer and developer.

The Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy by Bj deCastro is the AZooNY.com artwork of the day!

Congratulations! Your art piece “The Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy by Bj deCastro” is the AZooNY.com artwork of the day! Your piece will be featured on the http://AZooNY.com homepage for the next 24 hours. Blog this! Share on Facebook Tweet it Bookmark Tell a friend

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“Lola, The Maltese” by Bj. deCastro is Featured Art

The Azoony website is a big fan of deCastro’s work and has chosen one of Bj.’s favorite paintings to exhibit on their homepage today. Bj. deCastro’s painting, “Lola, The Maltese” is Featured Artwork of the Day at http://azoony.com/ Blog this! Share on Facebook Tweet it Bookmark Tell a friend

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Bj. on Twitter

See the new "The Making Of.." category in my blog: http://t.co/tHtoSw4N — Bj. deCastro (@bjdecastro) June 8, 2012 Blog this! Share on Facebook Tweet it Bookmark Tell a friend

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The Artist’s Eye, oil painting by Bj. deCastro is done

The Artist’s Eye oil painting is done. Now it will sit in my gameroom until it is cured. The Artist's Eye painting is done. Now it will sit in my gameroom while it cures. http://t.co/3tFf8xeq — Bj. deCastro (@bjdecastro) June 14, 2012     Blog this! Share on Facebook Tweet it Bookmark Tell a friend

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Bj. deCastro’s painting The Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy is Featured!

“Congratulations!” “Your art piece offering “The Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy by Bj deCastro” is the AZooNY.com artwork of the day!”…azoony.com Blog this! Share on Facebook Tweet it Bookmark Tell a friend

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Capriole, Vienna by Bj. deCastro Featured Art

Bj. deCastro’s watercolor painting, Capriole, Vienna, was the Featured Art of The Day by Azoony! Blog this! Share on Facebook Tweet it Bookmark Tell a friend

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Ranchita Arroyo Grande Morning – Completion

Moving all over the canvas…I adjust the finest details, adjust the shadows and more importantly, the warm sculpting glow of the morning sun on all the objects it touches. I signed the piece and then mounted it on my desktop Best easel.  Then I always move the completed piece into my house from room to … Continue reading »

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Ranchita Arroyo Grande Morning – Foreground details

I reached for my favorite brushes..numbers 2, 1 and 0.  Now comes the reward! I moved from middle to foreground laying in all the details and modeling all the finest elements. As I move around the painting, I am also making value changes in darks and lights. I layed the form layer for the foreground … Continue reading »

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Ranchita Arroyo Grande Morning – Foreground road

It was finally time to lay in the foreground road… As I needed to protect the foreground fencing, after each layer (3), I would ‘clean’ all the way down to the underpainting on each post and rail. Blog this! Share on Facebook Tweet it Bookmark Tell a friend

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Ranchita Arroyo Grande Morning – Oak & Canopy

I worked the details on the oak tree trunk using the darkest values.  I mixed burnt umber and burnt sienna for the darkest darks.  Then I added a touch of titanium white to accentuate the bark high spots.  After this dries, I will come in and accent the finest details with the lightest value, or … Continue reading »

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