Paper And Palette Knife

 

 

Mountains. 6 x 6 acrylic on paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Mountains. 6 x 6 acrylic on paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Paper, paint, palette knife and twenty minutes. Finally snuck one in. I have painted every day for the last week. On projects and not art. Feel so much better now.

Started with a blank sheet of paper, no drawing or plan.  Just the idea of palette knife practice. I reached for paint, and pulled out parched bottles. Spreading paint, scratching and scraping. Perhaps this is a work in progress.

I added a few phosphorescent trees at the bottom right. Plastic palette knife made marks to pudgy. I knew I could patch and polish in Photoshop, but this time it was just as easy to pile on more paint.

Simple setup.

Simple setup.

 

LIberate Your Art

Printed postcards arrived. I am pretty pleased. I promise I will post them soon. For now take a peek at the pleasant and playful postal packages.

Fast and Furious Comes the Mail

 

 

 

Lookin’ Out My Back Door

 

Granite Mountain

Granite Mountain Close-up

Today was so crisp and clear, gave a great view of Granite Mountain.  The wall is new. There will be houses just beyond, but they are supposed to be single story homes. Sure hope so, or we will lose this view.

Granite Mountain

Granite Mountain

Did some painting today. Not on canvas or paper. These cork trivets (Ikea) will be put to good use soon.

DIY studio decor.

DIY studio decor.

Came across this painting from November. It needed to be fixed, and I finally got to it today. It had an unfortunate splotch. You can see the original here. I had to rework the sky area several times before I was happy with it. I added more ink, and the edges along the petals became “ruffled” in the process. I really like the effect.

3.75 x 3.75 in. Alcohol ink on mineral paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

3.75 x 3.75 in. Alcohol ink on mineral paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

I opened up the back door to get a clear shot of the mountain. Brought this song to mind, and it stayed all afternoon.

Have a great weekend and may you find no sorrow!

 

 

 

 

Studio 2017

 

 

Mingus Mountains. SMD

Mingus Mountains. SMD

Picture perfect day today.  A little warmer too. I spent some time this afternoon organizing my supplies. Started with one small task, and turned into a big to do. You know how that goes. But I have meant to do it for a while. Can check it off the list.

Dotty had asked about my new work space. I love looking at artists work spaces. One of my favorite Pinterest searches. I get kind of nosy too. I want to see what is in the cubbies and drawers. For that reason, I am including way too many photos.

My old work space was in the corner of my bedroom I had shelves on my right, filled with supplies. The black drawers sat on the corner of my desk. Now they are on top of the shelves, so that frees up desk area. I am hoping to move them eventually, and place my scanner where they are. For now, it sits under my desk.

I had to move my desk to make room for the art cart. It had been to the left of the desk, out of reach. Now I can pull it out and have tools close at hand. Moving the desk meant first moving the computer. And THAT meant I had to reorganize the cords. See what I mean.

The ever popular Ikea cart, and Ikea boxes and baskets helped to organize even more. Wood boxes for pens and paper.  Soft woven baskets for alcohol inks and small paint tubes.

Below that is craft paint, colors now clearly visible or labeled. This is what started it all. But hey, I made room for a few more bottles. LOL. On the bottom is cling wrap, crayons, pastels, large bottles.

 

art cart

Art Cart

The “studio” is still in my bedroom. Now it is along one wall, instead of in a corner.  I do have more storage in the closet. The shelves meant for shoes and purses are filled with supplies instead. Heart of an artist.

The monitor is on a stand, which allows me to tuck my most used paint and pencils underneath. The keyboard and mouse also fit when not in use.  You can see that the pencil holder Mark made, sits just about even with the bottom of the window. Perfect!

 

Workspace.

Workspace.

 

Still more to do. I will have an inspiration board on the left, the black drawers will move there as well. They are going to get a fresh coat of paint. Stay tuned.

Hope you enjoyed the five cent tour Dotty! Happy creating everyone!

 

 

Desktop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talking About Texture

 

 

Detail of texture sheets.

Detail of texture sheets.

 

Dotty asked about the texture sheets I used in yesterday’s painting. Thought I would share them with you today. They are foam sheets I found on clearance at Michaels. I think they still carry them, but in a kit of some kind. In the kids crafts aisle.

Vale, Mixed media on Yupo. 8 x 11. © 2014 Sheila Delgado

Vale, Mixed media on Yupo. 8 x 11. © 2014 Sheila Delgado

The sheets I have are 6 x 8 inches, patterned on one side only.  I have used them before. Remember this?

I have a second set. If anyone is interested, well 4 anyones. I will share them. I will cut the sheet in fourths, and send you a complete set. Sorry, only for those in the U.S. due to shipping costs. You can give me your address in a comment here on the blog, I will delete the address before I post your comment.

I did a search, but could not find them anywhere else. But I did find this link for Magic Stamps. I have some of these as well. I have not used them yet. Here is a video that shows how they work. Her volume is low, so you may need to turn yours up. She  also shows moldable foam sheets. I found Amazon carries them, as well as moldable foam stamps in geometric pieces.

 

Foam texture sheets.

Foam texture sheets.

First four to comment will receive the sheets. I will let you know on Monday, and send them out by the end of the week. Thanks for stopping by, and good luck everyone!

OOPS! Almost forgot. Below you will see links to the Liberate Your Art swap posts. Take a look at the awesome envelopes that Kat has received so far!

 

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