Category Archives: Sketch

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!

Day 12

Day 12, 4 x 6, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 12, 4 x 6, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

A perfectly ordinary watercolor sketch. There are some surprising things going on in the sky. Interesting enough to make this redeemable. I would feel comfortable sending this as a postcard. Haha.

Today I started three small canvas pieces, and 3 small watercolors. N-o-t-h-i-n-g is working. I’ve been tired all day. Unable to focus. Easily distracted. Not giving up though. Dang it. I started this at 10 pm. Better late than never ‘ey. Haha.

The desert is a natural extension
of the inner silence of the body.
Jean Baudrillard

Deserts are full of sand and winds are full of air,
both are full of something but both look quite empty
and when they get to pair it’s easy to see they are almighty.
Alain Bremond-Torrent, Running is flying intermittently

Getting Crowded

Adding Layers
Adding Layers

Today I am adding layers to the postcards. Pencil marks and scratches. I had a burst of energy at about 9:30 last night. It didn’t last long, but I did get quite a bit done. Some cleaning and what you see here.

Layer of Light
Layer of Light

I found a great discounted frame at Hobby Lobby. Solid wood. Just over six bucks! A steal. I think it may have been rejected because a couple of the corners don’t match up well. I used a black nail file and fixed that right quick. Haha.

I had no idea if it was a standard size. I knew I could find something to fit. I worked in framing years ago, and I can’t resist a great deal on a frame. Luck was on my side! It is standard, 8 x 10. Woo Whoo!

I knew I would paint it. Of course. You know me. It had a red undertone, and I wasn’t keen on it. I will add several layers. It will be darker and look slightly aged. I’m hopin’. Stay tuned.

Frame Update
Frame Update

I finally made a start on the Sandy Sandy class I won on Instagram. She will be doing more giveaways, follow her if you are interested. Her work is stunning and she is a wonderful teacher. (Thank you Sandy! And thanks to Christine B. or Kat V.R.! One of you tagged me for this.)

I have started on the videos that are included. And I have some sketches ready for painting. I don’t have a lightbox, so I use my computer screen to transfer the reference images.

Sketching Sunflowers on Yupo and Paper with Sandy Sandy
Sketching Sunflowers on Yupo and Paper with Sandy Sandy

“I am working with the enthusiasm
of a man from Marseilles eating bouillabaisse,
which shouldn’t come as a surprise to you
because I am busy painting huge sunflowers.”
Vincent Van Gogh