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#WorldWatercolorMonth – #8, #9 And #The100DayProject – #97, #98

 

Mingus #97. 11,5 x 5.5 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

Mingus #97. 11,5 x 5.5 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

 

Mingus #98. 11.5 x 5.5 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

Mingus #98. 11.5 x 5.5 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

 

Can you believe it? Thursday is the last day of #The100DayProject! I have to say, it has gone by fast. Due I am sure, to having so many distractions.

I was inspired again by the rain today. First Mingus disappeared, then the front range. Then they merged into one. A little lightening, and some small hail.  We had two brief rain spurts. One in the morning, and then again in early evening.  Also inspired by the O’Keeffe Postcard on my wall.

I would have liked more definition between the two ranges. I used a purple (Crimson Alizarin and Ultramarine) infused indigo for the front range.  The red only shows in a couple of areas. But all is well. What happened in life, also happened on paper. One range in view. I also used a Le Pen. They are water soluble. Maybe that is the wrong term. I learned about these from Yevgenia Watts. Love her work, and love how she uses these pens.

 

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I have updated the #100DaysOfMingus gallery. I organized it by month. So if you choose to view a slideshow, it will not be an all day investment.

 

#100DaysOfMingus  Gallery

A Year In The Life Of Mingus

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth

 

#8 WWM. 5.5 x 8 in. watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

#8 WWM. 5.5 x 8 in. watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

 

I am going to tell you that I did some coneflower studies in preparation for this painting. Truth is I botched the very first one, bottom left below. No use in wasting paper. Practice, practice. There is a link to this technique on my Pinterest Art Education Board. (For some reason, when I try to link to the pin, it brings up a search page.) I also goofed the stems in #8. I kept painting until they were barely visible. Ha ha ha .

 

Color studies

 

#9 was going really well. Until I finished. Only then did I realize I forgot the stems completely. I went back in and added them, but I think they could still use some work. A bit wonky.

 

#9 WWM. 5.5 x 8 in. watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

#9 WWM. 5.5 x 8 in. watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

 

Wishing you a terrific Tuesday!

 

 

 

 

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth – #7 And #The100DayProject – #96

 

Mingus #93 cropped. 11,5 x 5.5 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

Mingus #96 . 11,5 x 5 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

 

 

#7 WWM. 5.5 x 8 in. watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

#7 WWM. 5.5 x 8 in. watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

 

#100DaysOfMingus  Gallery

A Year In The Life Of Mingus

#WorldWatercolorMonth

 

 

 

 

 

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth – #6 And #The100DayProject – #94, #95

 

Mingus Day #95. 6 x 5.5 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

Mingus Day #95. 6 x 5.5 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

 

Fifteen Blessed minutes of rain today. Hail, thunder, pouring rain. It started raining harder, and then stopped suddenly. As if someone had flipped a switch. Bizarre, and interesting.

Stayed muggy, no cool down. But the sweet, clean scent of rain was still appealing.

Both of these paintings are nearly all Indigo. The greys are what’s left after the paint ran off the page. I used granulating medium, and mixed indigo with a couple other colors, hoping they would separate on the paper.  Well, it barely worked on #95. There is a hint of pure blue there. I need to do more experimenting with this. Looking forward to it!

 

Mingus Day #94. 6 x 5.5 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

Mingus Day #94. 6 x 5.5 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

 

Sunset July 6, 2018, SMD

Sunset July 6, 2018, SMD

 

#100DaysOfMingus  Gallery

A Year In The Life Of Mingus

#WorldWatercolorMonth

 

#6 WWM. 5.5 x 8 in. watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

#6 WWM. 5.5 x 8 in. watercolor, & Le Pen on Strathmore 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

I have shared this Yucca with you before. The real one.

Blooming Bright. May 25, 2018

Here it is now.

Yucca, July 6, 2018

And here it is,  with company. I have an idea for this as a mixed media piece. I just wish I could have seen what kind of bird these are. The shadow had them incognito.

Yucca for two.