My Blue Mountain Ridge

 

 

Big Blue. 6 x 6 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Big Blue. 6 x 6 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

 

A day in the life of a mountain. From misty morn to saffron sunset. Most often, the mountains look like two ridges. You can see below, there are many more layers. This is the first I am seeing so many distinctions. Fun day!

Mingus Morning 1.

Mingus Morning 1.

Mingus Morning 2.

Mingus Morning 2.

When I began to paint, I thought about showing the mist over the ridge. But the indigo won out, and I painted clear blue sky with a few puffy clouds. Next time.

Mingus Afternoon.

Mingus Afternoon.

Amazing what lucent light can do.
The mountains stand tall and strong and true.
A passing cloud, or misty shroud.
Then clear and bright.
To day’s fading light.

Sun Setting.

Sun Setting.

 

Have an awesome weekend everyone!

 

 

 

Here We Indigo Again.

 

 

Mountain. 6 x 6 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Mountain. 6 x 6 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

It is almost that time again. I have signed up for Leslie Saeta’s January 30 Paintings In 30 Days Challenge. The link is below for those of you interested in taking part. Remember, there are no rules. You do not have to paint the full 30. You just need to paint everyday. Or sketch, collage,  it’s up to you! I hope to see you there!

I am trying to think of a theme. Mountains? Flowers? Desert plants? Abstracts? Or maybe a color theme. Indigo? Naples Yellow? Quin Magenta?

This is the same mountain range that I see from my studio window. I have not been successful in getting a good photo to share yet. This section is just south of my view. I love all the crags and crevices. I need to keep painting them so I can get really good at it!

I worked more on the pink ranunculus. I deepened the color between the buds. And I reworked the shadow. I know it is ridiculous to have an indigo shadow on a green vase.  But it is my brush and my paper, and I wanted indigo. This time the shadow has a bit of a layered, lacy effect at the edges. More organic and less “mistake”.

Pink Ranunculus. 8 x 8 watercolor on 140 lb. Arches cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Pink Ranunculus. 8 x 8 watercolor on 140 lb. Arches cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Before.

Pink Ranunculus. 8 x 8 watercolor on 140 lb. Arches cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Pink Ranunculus. 8 x 8 watercolor on 140 lb. Arches cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

 

 

Join the 30 in 30 January fun!

 

 

 

Do Over Indeed

 

 

Pink Ranunculus. 8 x 8 watercolor on 140 lb. Arches cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Pink Ranunculus. 8 x 8 watercolor on 140 lb. Arches cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

 

Had fun with this. Painted the flower details last. Said a prayer I wouldn’t botch it.

I see a few changes I would like to make. The shadow on the vase dissipated more than I had hoped. Need to fill that in a bit so it does not look like an outline. And the bottom right corner is a little wonky. Maybe deepen the negative space between the flowers. Not major issues, and I am happy with how it turned out.

 

Happy Sunday to you!

 

 

 

 

 

Two Out Of Three…

 

 

Pink Tulips. 4 x 6 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Pink Tulips. 4 x 6 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Two out of three ain’t bad. Well, in this case, two out of three are bad. But there was joy in the creating. Learning in there as well. Good paper makes all the difference!

Trying for loose here. Kept on going all the way to messy and slightly muddy. Tried again, and Pink Tulips (above) was born.

Tulips, maybe. 4 x 6 in. watercolor on paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Tulips, maybe. 4 x 6 in. watercolor on paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Favorite flower folly.

Ranunculus. 6 x 6 in. watercolor on paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Ranunculus. 6 x 6 in. watercolor on paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

 

 

 

 

 

Joyful Thanksgiving

 

Wishing-you-Joy

 

 

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners
who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust

 

HaPpY And BlesSeD tHanKsGiviNg!

 

Couldn’t let the day pass without telling you
how grateful I am for your friendship and support.

I am so honored that you choose to spend a few moments of your day with me.

Thank you.

Sheila Marie