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Day 18 Of The 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 18. 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Day 18. 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

So pleased with how this turned out. The yellow ochre and Naples yellow mingled nicely. The vase dried with interesting lights and darks. I made the cardinal mistake, of walking away while the table was still wet. I didn’t think to take a photo, but the first version was a patchy mess.

I went back in with a wet brush to soften things, and when that did not work, I added more Shiraz. While still wet, I dabbed areas with a tissue to lift some of the color. I am very happy with the result. Thought about naming this “Tres Mujeres”, three women.

This was the view today. Mingus was dwarfed by the clouds.

Mingus September 17, 2019
Mingus September 17, 2019

Day 15 Of The 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 15, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Day 15, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

We’re here! The halfway point. I have to say, I’m feeling very accomplished. After months of not painting. I now have a nice little collection. A collection I am happy with.

Out of the fifteen, there are only two that I wanted to make changes to. And I did. Day 3 and day 6. In challenges past, I would have felt I had more”bad” paintings at this point. I have noticed that I am stressing less over the outcome.

This next week is when it usually gets difficult for me. I am interested to see if that will be true again. Or if the last half will pass as quickly as the first.

Day 3, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, acrylic & pen on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Day 3, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, acrylic & pen on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Day 3, Rev. 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Day 3, Rev. 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Day 6, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Day 6, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Day 6, rev. 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Day 6, rev. 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.


You can always find a solution if you try hard enough.
– Lori Greiner

“Great art picks up where nature ends.”
– Marc Chagall

“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant,
there is no such thing.
Making your unknown known is the important thing.”
– Georgia O’Keeffe