Category Archives: Hearts

30-Day Creative Gathering Day 12

Day 12, FEB C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches cold-pressed 140 lb. paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 12, FEB C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches cold-pressed 140 lb. paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

It’s the perfect time for a Sweetheart Hoya Plant. Also known as a Valentine Hoya, or Hoya Kerrii. I’ve only seen these online. They are native to Southeast Asia, so maybe that is why.

I grew up in Loveland Colorado. The Sweetheart City. Loveland is known for it’s Valentine remailing program. You can send your Valentine card to the Loveland post office, and they will stamp the envelope with a little rhyme and mail it on to your sweetheart. Isn’t that sweet?

Wishing you LOVE in abundance and JOY everlasting!
Happy Valentines Day!

Day 7 of 30 paintings In 30 Days

 

 

Here comes the rain again. 6 x 8 watercolor and gouache on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Here comes the rain again. 6 x 8 watercolor and gouache on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Watercolor, gouache, Le Pen, and watercolor pencils. I also used a stamp to add texture. I wasn’t sure about posting this. A little too sappy with heart-shaped flowers. But hey, why not. I painted two more pieces, and I wasn’t sure about those either. Maybe one of them will look better to me tomorrow. Back to number one with fresh eyes, and now I can see the redeeming qualities.

Rain is due overnight and into the next couple of days. Gave me the idea for the title.

Week one is done! Went by much too fast.  Could feel that way because I have two gifts I need to finish, my brother’s wedding photos to edit, and I decided to enter a surface design competition at the last minute.

Happy creating to you all!

 

Take a look at day 7 on Leslie Seata’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge!
My Pinterest board for the event is close to 300 amazing pieces of art!

 

 

Clean Start

I cleaned up my studio a bit, and reclaimed some of the Yupo I painted for the challenge. I washed the sheets with warm water and just a drop of soap. As you can see, some colors stain more than others. Prussian Blue gouache being one of them.

I may not be able to reuse these for finished paintings, but I can use them to practice strokes, or for color mixing.  You can see one on the right, that warped when I used the heat gun on it.

I’ll tell you a secret  though, two of the heart paintings I did also warped, but they scanned  as if there was no damage.

Yupo after washing.

Reclaimed Yupo.

Thoughts of you. Watercolor and gouache on Yupo. 4.5 x 6. © 2014 Sheila Delgado

Thoughts of you. Watercolor and gouache on Yupo. 4.5 x 6. © 2014 Sheila Delgado

Heart. Mixed media on Yupo, 6 x 4.5. © 2014 Sheila Delgado

Heart. Mixed media on Yupo, 6 x 4.5. © 2014 Sheila Delgado

You can’t see it, can you? I just have to remember not to get in such a hurry and let things dry on their own.  Now I’m ready to put brush to Yupo, again! Paint, wash, repeat!