Category Archives: Rubber stamps

Playful Peppermint Patti

 

The end. For now. 6 x 6 acrylic on paper. 2017 Sheila Delgado

The end. For now. 6 x 6 acrylic on paper. 2017 Sheila Delgado

 

More play with paint and paper. This is not a finished piece, and I still am not sure what I will use these for. But the point is I am painting, experimenting. Being creative. Oh and I should add that these images are photos, not scans. The colors and lighting are off a bit, sorry about that.

I signed up for, and received two free samples of Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paint. This is part of the Liquitex cadmium free challenge. (You can see more on YouTube as well.) I was hoping for yellow. Because, well, you know what I like to paint with yellow. But freebie beggars can’t be choosers. Two .74 oz. tubes of cad red arrived.

They have been sitting on my desk for about two weeks. I am not much of a red user. Except to make other colors. I know, I know, my favorite Shiraz is a red. But it is so much more than red. 😉

So what to do with free red paint. Hmm. Yeah, Christmas. But I never feel like painting Christmas, until about the following February. So my thought was to use it as an accent, and “tone” it down with other colors. Yesterday, I used only white and red. Today I added Fuchsia.

To start, a layer of red, applied with the brayer.

 

 

Next was about five layers of different stamps and different colors. I was adding them so quickly, I forgot to take photos.

 

 

I should have stopped there. But it was a little messy in that bottom left corner.

 

 

There you go Sheila. Now you have really mucked it up. Only one thing to do.

 

 

 

And here we are. Stage one done.

 

The end. For now. 6 x 6 acrylic on paper. 2017 Sheila Delgado

The end. For now. 6 x 6 acrylic on paper. 2017 Sheila Delgado

 

There is a lot of wonderful texture going on from all the unseen layers.

 

Time to sit down to Season 2 of the Crown!

Happy Weekend!

 

 

 

 

From Chaos

 

 

Soul Art 2017. 12 x 12 mixed media on paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Soul Art 2017. 12 x 12 mixed media on paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

 

Hours filled with blessed creation. International Soul Art Day 2017 proved to be meaningful, mindful,  and mending. This was my fifth year participating. I always find it so hard to put into words.

I was in the moment. No plan. Feels like I have said that before about Laura Hollick’s Soul Art Day. Layer after layer, I continued to paint without a preconceived idea of where I wanted the work to go.

 

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Deepak Chopra

 

Not sure why the word chaos came to me when thinking of a title for this post. The only chaos was the unrestrained creative activity. The free-flowing mark making.

 

We live in a rainbow of chaos.
Paul Cezanne

 

 

First layers.

First layers.

 

Watercolor dripping and staining the paper. Wine, yellow, orange, fuchsia, rust. Acrylic stamping with wood and rubber. Stenciling gone wrong, paint too wet. Do more “wrong” stenciling in different areas. Use a dropper to add more yellow acrylic. Mist water on top and watch the paint spread in jagged blooming fingers. More yellow marks with a twig.

 

It seems like the chaos of this world is accelerating,
but so is the beauty
in the consciousness of more and more people.
Anthony Kiedis

 

 

Detail 1.

Detail 1.

White acrylic scribbles and swirls. Some of the watercolor mixes in and softens the bright here and there. White repeating texture. Some strong, some fading. Some becomes soft yellow when paint accidentally mixes.

Wine dipped dry brush tapped on the paper. Marks become like feathers. Thinking flight. Freedom. Spirit.  Jagged marks with watercolor pencil. Swirling scribble line to cover the page.

 

 

Detail 2.

Detail 2.

Dark splatters in watercolor and acrylic. Cover almost all with watery white acrylic. Layering in patches. Use the same square brush that made the feather marks.

Outline Seussical shapes with black marker until it runs dry. Continue with thick wine watercolor. Cover black marker with the same. Soft diluted splatters finish it off like sprinkles on frosting.

 

Art is the triumph over chaos.
John Cheever

 

A few tools.

A few tools.

 

When we submit our work to the Soul Art Gallery, Laura asks about our process, what the day means to us, and what insight we gained from taking part. The insight was slow in coming. Maybe I just was not focused on that.

That inner nagging voice told me that this wasn’t about creating a pretty picture. Maybe I took a wrong turn and missed the path to enlightenment. Maybe I was stupid for worrying and being too serious.

Maybe it did not HAVE to be deep, to be meaningful.

It wasn’t until the last layer of whitewash that it came to me. A single, simple thought. I know. Not very original or deep. But a message just the same.

 

Bloom where you are planted. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 15 – 30 Paintings In 30 Days

I just read that there are over 1000 artists taking part in Leslie’s challenge. That’s a whole lotta art goin’ on. We are half way through.

Today’s piece is a little bit collage, a little stamping, mostly mark making with paint. Back to the love theme, hoping to create a few more pieces this month for Brad’s upcoming book, “LOVE SAYINGS”.

Unfortunately the copper does not show in the scan. You can make out a few spots against the blue borders. It really adds some oomph in person.

Hope Monday is treating you well!

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

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

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”

William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream