Category Archives: Acrylic

Swagger And Stride

Rooster, 10 x 10 Acrylic on canvas. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Rooster, 10 x 10 Acrylic on canvas. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

This Rooster was commissioned by my good friend for her new home. I put it off for months. Feeling like I had no idea how to paint a rooster. That feeling was with me every step of the way. And when I was ready for the final feather details, the fear really kicked in. Haha. But then I thought, “Dude, you can always paint over it!”

So, here it is done. And I am laughing at myself because it was not as hard as I thought. But I won’t be telling my friend that. She’ll have me painting roosters from now until Christmas. Haha. Well, there are a lot of cool roosters out there. 😉

First Fowl Layers.
First Fowl Layers.
Feet
Feet

It was exciting to see him “plump up” as I added the mid-tones. Yay! I felt like I had the neck and tail too dark, while I was working. Now I think they might be too light. I am happy though with the overall look.

I feel like I could work more on the tail. It could be better. Most of the shapes in the reference photo are subtle. There are two tail feather areas I wish I had done better. I wanted to keep the large top feather more white than it appears in the reference photo.

Reference Photo
Reference Photo

Roosters make me think of fancy victorian ladies in their big poofy dresses.
Hey, if ya’ got it, flaunt it! Haha.

This Brewster is signed, sealed, and ready to ship to a very excited Naomi. Whew! She loves it. Thanks, everyone for following along. I appreciate your encouraging words 🙂 God bless!

“Gratitude turns what we have
into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos into order,
confusion into clarity…
it makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
Melody Beattie

New Prints And A Sale!

  • Day 20. 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 2, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, acrylic & pen on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 23. 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 30. 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 18, FEB C.G., 4 x 4, Acrylic on Arches cold-pressed 140 lb. paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 9, FEB C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 4, new background, FEB C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 25, FEB C.G., 4 x 4, Acrylic on Arches cold-pressed 140 lb. paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 1, FEB C.G., 8 x 8, mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 7 revised, FEB C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

Click the image, or here to see more.

Art On 45, 2020 Show and Auction

Moonbeams And Desert Dreams, 7 in. Acrylic on vinyl. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Moonbeams And Desert Dreams, 7 in. Acrylic on vinyl. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

My good friend Christiane Drieling has done it once again. Her Art On 45 art show and auction are underway. The show is now on display, and the auction takes place on the 14th. Next Saturday. Oh man, I am later than I thought, getting this post out.

This is the fifth year, and the show includes a retrospective of the previous artworks. I wanted to share a few photos with you, and I will share some from the auction as well. If you are in the area be sure to check it out. It’s a one-of-a-kind art event!

Thank you Christiane Drieling, and Markus Wobisch!
Congratulations on another fantastic year!

Art On 45. photo courtesy Markus Wobisch.
Art On 45. photo courtesy Markus Wobisch.
Art On 45. photo courtesy Markus Wobisch.
Art On 45. photo courtesy Markus Wobisch.
5 Year Art On 45 Retrospective. Photo courtesy Markus Wobisch.
5 Year Art On 45 Retrospective. Photo courtesy Markus Wobisch.
Art On 45 Book, 2020 Edition. Photographed and designed by Markus Wobisch.
Art On 45 Book, 2020 Edition. Photographed and designed by Markus Wobisch.

The best way to find yourself
is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Mahatma Gandhi

If you get, give. If you learn, teach.
Maya Angelou

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
Dr. Loretta Scott