Category Archives: Yupo

Day 17 Of 30

Day 17, 5 x 7, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 17, 5 x 7, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

Maybe cropped is better…

Day 17, cropped, 5 x 7, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 17, cropped, 5 x 7, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

What induces you, oh man, to depart from your home in town, to leave parents and friends, and go to the countryside
over mountains and valleys,
if it is not for the beauty of the world of nature?
Leonardo da Vinci

Study how water flows in a valley stream,
smoothly and freely between the rocks.
Also learn from holy books and wise people.
Everything – even mountains, rivers, plants and trees
– should be your teacher.
Morihei Ueshiba

Day 16 Of 30

Day 16, 5 x 7, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 16, 5 x 7, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

This painting uses a technique for breaking through your creative block. Again I used a credit card and Yupo. Those two together take control out of the equation. You get what you get. And yes, it might be a hot mess. But it is organic and free-flowing. There are areas of interesting cracking and texture that are not visible in the low res image, unfortunately.

I will be trying more of these. I noticed I was relaxed while working on them. A little closer to getting in the zone.

Day 16 Close-Up
Day 16 Close-Up

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing,
wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating;
there is really no such thing as bad weather,
only different kinds of good weather.
John Ruskin

Sometimes we should express our gratitude
for the small and simple things like
the scent of the rain,
the taste of your favorite food,
or the sound of a loved one’s voice.
Joseph B. Wirthlin

Day 15 Of September 2020, 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 15, Arroyo. 5 x 7, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 15, Arroyo. 5 x 7, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

My head isn’t in the game coach. Yesterday was two months. That could be why. Right? But really I think I have just not recovered from my weekend away. My energy level is about 3.5.

I have been busily painting. Proof below. Sunday, nine pieces. Nine horrible, awful, not even good for a start pieces. Paint overs, all. Gotta be worth a few points. That I kept on trying. Haha. Canvas, Yupo, Paper. N-A-D-A.

Tried a couple of sketches today. Mas Feas. Found more videos by Jean Lurssen, in the vein of Jean Haines. Inspiration. Played with a credit card and watercolor on Yupo. Managed to stay loose. Had fun. I’ve had fun with all the uglies. Even if they turned out yucko.

Personal Foul.
Personal Foul.

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
William Penn

It does not matter how slowly you go
as long as you do not stop.
Confucius