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Studio/Gallery 512-581-1106
Bastrop, Texas

Jo Castillo
Jo in her studio.


Monthly pastel classes with Enid Wood and Jo Castillo alternating as teachers.

January, watercolor under paintings with Enid Wood
February, how to edit pastel paintings, they are more durable than you think, with Jo Castillo
March, pastel underpainting fixed with Gamsol with Enid Wood
April, landscape paintings from photos with Jo Castillo
May, pan pastel under painting with Enid Wood
See Enid's work at www.enidwood.com
Jo's work here :) and www.jocastilloart.com

$20.00 per class
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Bastrop Fine Arts Gallery
815 Main St
Bastrop, Texas
Call 512 321-8055

Here is a review of the class Jo taught in October 2014

Review of the class Jo taught in December 2014

Pastel Demo

Click here for a written demo with photos for this pastel painting of these red apples.

The painting is for sale, click on the image.

Red Apples Pastel


Elements of a Good Painting by Jo

View and download the PDF document here.


Instruction videos made by Jo:

The following video is a shortened version of how to paint a still life in acrylics.

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The next video is about painting a trio of saguaro paintings. This painting is sold and in a private collection in Albuquerque.

Saguaro Trio

Finished paintings, Three of a Kind, pastel on Colourfix Pastel Paper

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This video is about painting an oak tree in the Texas Hill Country.

Hill Country Autumn

The finished painting. Hill Country Autumn, pastel on Pastelbord, 12 x 12 inches.

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This next video shows how a 5 x 7 inch pastel painting of waves was started, wiped off and done over. It is available in Jo's Notions.


Watch this video to see how Jo fastens her surface to a board so that she can paint to the edges with no problems.


This is a sketching video. It does not have any instruction but gives you an idea about how Jo sketches. It is in real time. Jo sketches free hand and quickly to practice her "eye" for painting. It is good to be able to look and put down the line quickly and correctly. You can see more of her sketches and learn more about her techniques on her blog.

If you have any suggestions for videos or questions about Jo's art, send her an e.mail.