Category Archives: Watercolor

Days 12, 13 and 14 of 30

Day 12, 8 x 8 mixed media on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 12, 8 x 8 mixed media on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 13, 8 x 8 mixed media on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 13, 8 x 8 mixed media on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Watercolor over crayon on the vases. Watercolor and pen for the blooms. Digital splatter on the 13th. The colors look more neon than they are in life. I am having too much fun with crayons. Warning of what’s to come. Haha.

Day 14, 8 x 8 mixed media on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 14, 8 x 8 mixed media on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Art is the stored honey of the human soul,
gathered on wings of misery and travail.
Theodore Dreiser

Art is a pigment of your imagination.
Darcy Gerdes

Art is the unceasing effort to compete
with the beauty of flowers,
and never succeeding.
Marc Chagall

September 30-Day Creative Gathering

Ranunculus. Day 1, 8 x 8 on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Ranunculus. Day 1, 8 x 8 on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

A load of laundry.
A load of pillows.
Dusted.
Vacuumed.
Did dishes.
Finished organizing art supplies.
Sampled paint colors. Eliminated some choices and grouped by value.
Painted a palette grouping the values.
Did a mani/pedi.

You know what this was. Procrastination. Haha.
Late last night I finally started painting. DUH. If I had done the first part in the afternoon, I might have finished in time.

The first layer is a napkin from Ikea. I thought I had separated the layers, but after I Placed it, I noticed there was one more layer. So instead of dark outlines, I had soft ones. I used matte medium top and bottom, so that took a long time to dry.

This morning, I cut the vase out of scrapbook paper, glued that on, and sat staring with no clue what to do next. Haha.

I didn’t have a vision or a plan. I was inspired by some playful florals I found on Pinterest, and Instagram. And I feel like I missed the mark. That is exactly what this needs. A few bold marks. So. A work in progress.

I think I need to add some bright marks, and I need to brighten the leaves. I used stamps, ink, acrylics, posco pen and watercolor.

The background was originally a pale turquoise. It seemed too light, the vase was not standing out. So I laid a wash of Inktense over it, and dabbed it off. I left it slightly darker around the edge of the vase. The splatters turned out much large than I wanted. The blooms are so dark, adding the light might not be such a bad thing.

Early evening. Time to start number two.

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