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February 2021 30-Day Creative Gathering Group Collages

Laurelle Cidoncha © 2021
Laurelle Cidoncha © 2021

During the February 2021 30-day challenge, over 700 pieces of art were created in our group. This is our fourth Creative Gathering, and our third year together. We are down about 120 pieces from last year. Several artists were unable to participate. We missed you!

Shown in no particular order. As I received permission, I added to the post. Many of the artists involved have been doing a bi-annual painting challenge for over 8 years. I am thrilled that so many choose to keep the challenge alive!

I am so honored to be among this group of creatives. Your work is amazing! I applaud your learning and experimenting. Your fearlessness. Your desire for growth. Your generosity and graciousness with fellow group members.

Thank you all for granting permission to share your work here and on the group Pinterest board. It is a gorgeous gallery!

Congratulations to all of the amazing artists who took part. Grab a cuppa, sit back, and browse the stunning art that follows. Enjoy!

Laurelle Cidoncha © 2021
Laurelle Cidoncha © 2021
Laurelle Cidoncha © 2021
Laurelle Cidoncha © 2021
Val van der Poel. © 2021
Val van der Poel. © 2021
Val van der Poel. © 2021
Val van der Poel. © 2021
Val van der Poel. © 2021
Val van der Poel. © 2021
Eva Nagy. © 2021
Eva Nagy. © 2021
Eva Nagy. © 2021
Eva Nagy. © 2021
Eva Nagy. © 2021
Eva Nagy. © 2021
Elaine Shunter. © 2021
Elaine Shunter. © 2021
Elaine Shunter. © 2021
Elaine Shunter. © 2021
Lynne Forrester. © 2021
Lynne Forrester. © 2021
Lynne Forrester. © 2021
Lynne Forrester. © 2021
Lynne Forrester. © 2021
Lynne Forrester. © 2021
Johnny Gascan. © 2021
Johnny Gascan. © 2021
Johnny Gascan. © 2021
Johnny Gascan. © 2021
Lori D. Wikdahl. © 2021
Lori D. Wikdahl. © 2021
Lori D. Wikdahl. © 2021
Lori D. Wikdahl. © 2021
Johanne Boisvert. © 2021
Johanne Boisvert. © 2021
Johanne Boisvert. © 2021
Johanne Boisvert. © 2021
Johanne Boisvert. © 2021
Johanne Boisvert. © 2021
Christine Brooks. © 2021
Christine Brooks. © 2021
Christine Brooks. © 2021
Christine Brooks. © 2021
Christine Brooks. © 2021
Christine Brooks. © 2021
Angela Anjy Bonten. © 2021
Angela Anjy Bonten. © 2021
Angela Anjy Bonten. © 2021
Angela Anjy Bonten. © 2021
Angela Anjy Bonten. © 2021
Angela Anjy Bonten. © 2021
Diana Scott Wilde
Diana Scott Wilde
Corinne Bekker. © 2021
Corinne Bekker. © 2021
Corinne Bekker. © 2021
Corinne Bekker. © 2021
Pati Maez. © 2021
Pati Maez. © 2021
Pati Maez. © 2021
Pati Maez. © 2021
Helen Trachy. © 2021
Helen Trachy. © 2021
Helen Trachy. © 2021
Helen Trachy. © 2021
Helen Trachy. © 2021
Helen Trachy. © 2021
Marcela Strasdas. © 2021
Marcela Strasdas. © 2021
Marcela Strasdas. © 2021
Marcela Strasdas. © 2021
Linda Lovisa. © 2021
Linda Lovisa. © 2021
Linda Lovisa. © 2021
Linda Lovisa. © 2021
Cindy Williams. © 2021
Cindy Williams. © 2021
Cindy Williams. © 2021
Cindy Williams. © 2021
Sea Dean. © 2021
Sea Dean. © 2021
Sea Dean. © 2021
Sea Dean. © 2021
Christiane Drieling. © 2021
Christiane Drieling. © 2021
Christiane Drieling. © 2021
Christiane Drieling. © 2021
Jaine Buse. © 2021
Jaine Buse. © 2021
Jaine Buse. © 2021
Jaine Buse. © 2021
Jaine Buse. © 2021
Jaine Buse. © 2021
Lucie Trepanier. © 2021
Lucie Trepanier. © 2021
Jennifer Spray Doering. © 2021
Jennifer Spray Doering. © 2021
Jennifer Spray Doering. © 2021
Jennifer Spray Doering. © 2021
Francine Bennett. © 2021
Francine Bennett. © 2021
Francine Bennett. © 2021
Francine Bennett. © 2021
Nelvia McGrath. © 2021
Nelvia McGrath. © 2021
Nelvia McGrath. © 2021
Nelvia McGrath. © 2021
Nelvia McGrath. © 2021
Nelvia McGrath. © 2021
Jen Beaudet Zondervan. © 2021
Jen Beaudet Zondervan. © 2021

See you all in September!

February – Day 26 W.I.P.

 

Day 26, Aloe, WIP. 8 x 8 Mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

Day 26, Aloe, WIP. 8 x 8 Mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

Still working on the Aloe. The mid tones are not as dark as they seem here, but I am going to soften those a bit. The first layers, see below, are acrylics. I applied them with a texture sheet, the pattern, and a brayer, and a brush. The turquoise and kiwi with a brayer, for an uneven cover. The clay with a brush, to fill in the white areas that remained uncovered.

I was really tempted to stop right there. Maybe add some line work. Or a messy dab of shariz (merlot). But I knew it wasn’t done.

HA! I just realized it looks like the back-end of a carrot. I painted a carrot butt.

I was going for one of those pots that sits at an angle.

Hmm. So, to do list:

  • Tone down that neon yellow where-did-it-come-from green.
  • Add some life to the washed out, faded, bland background.
  • Maybe add more warmth to the pot.

This is mostly acrylics. The sap green is watercolor. The turquoise outline and the clay crayon marks on the pot are oil pastel.

 

Day 26 First Layers. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

Day 26 First Layers. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

 

 

Take a look at the amazing art at Leslie’s 30 In 30 Blog! 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 10 Of 30

 

Day 10 #2 WIP. 8 x 8 Acrylic on Arches 140 lb. Cold Pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado

Day 10 #2 WIP. 8 x 8 Acrylic on Arches 140 lb. Cold Pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado

 

One of the 30 in 30 artists introduced me to the art of Andrew Faulkner. Completely slipped my mind who, but I thank you! I had in mind for today doing an 8 x 8 abstract, with the colors you see above. Pure abstract. Non-representational. Then I saw his work, and next I saw Mingus in these colors. So there you go. There I went.

Painted mostly with a palette knife. I might rework the sky. That turquoise is far too green. And the foreground is definitely out. Had no idea there. Just trying colors. I’m not going to put in grass or anything like that. Thinking, just a slight variation in the front hill color. Suggestions are more than welcome and highly regarded 🙂

Painted until two in the morning. All I came up with was crud. Finally I just let it go, and went to bed. Below is my first attempt. Yuck.

Day 10 #1 mixed media on Arches 140 lb. Cold Pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado

Day 10 #1 mixed media on Arches 140 lb. Cold Pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado

The orange in the sky is a mistake. I laid down that color first intending to go in a different direction. Thought it might resemble fading light so I left it. But it just looks dirty to me. The dark hills are slightly darker in person. There is no dotted outline in the middle of the left ridge. Layered like a Oreo cookie. To neatly stacked. See. Yuck.

So then I thought cropping it might do the trick. Nope.

Day 10 #1 cropped. Mixed media on Arches 140 lb. Cold Pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado

Day 10 #1 cropped. Mixed media on Arches 140 lb. Cold Pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado

Next I grabbed a scrap, and played with oil pastels. Yup. More proof I should just call it a night.

Oil Pastels, 4 x 5, on Arches 140 lb. Cold Pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado

Oil Pastels, 4 x 5, on Arches 140 lb. Cold Pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado

 

Lots of painting going on yesterday. On to Day Eleven! #177 on the challenge page today.

 

Take a look at Leslie’s 30 In 30 Blog for today’s amazing art!