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Day 18 Of The 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 18. 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Day 18. 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

So pleased with how this turned out. The yellow ochre and Naples yellow mingled nicely. The vase dried with interesting lights and darks. I made the cardinal mistake, of walking away while the table was still wet. I didn’t think to take a photo, but the first version was a patchy mess.

I went back in with a wet brush to soften things, and when that did not work, I added more Shiraz. While still wet, I dabbed areas with a tissue to lift some of the color. I am very happy with the result. Thought about naming this “Tres Mujeres”, three women.

This was the view today. Mingus was dwarfed by the clouds.

Mingus September 17, 2019
Mingus September 17, 2019

Day 3 – September Creative Gathering 2019

Day 3, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, acrylic & pen on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Day 3, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, acrylic & pen on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

A learning experience. Yup. Ugh. Those flowers. Those leaves. Ha ha ha. I fussed too much. Still, overall, I am happy with this. 🙂 Took much longer than it should have. I blame Mingus.

Mingus, 2019 Sheila Delgado
Mingus, 2019 Sheila Delgado
Into the light. 2019 Sheila Delgado
Into the light. 2019 Sheila Delgado
White and Blue. 2019 Sheila Delgado
White and Blue. 2019 Sheila Delgado
Under the Rainbow. 2019 SMD
Under the Rainbow. 2019 SMD

Rain!!

A hint of pink. August 2019 SMD ©
A hint of pink. August 2019 SMD ©

Isn’t this a pretty sky? Takes a lot to steal the limelight from Mingus Mountain. This was the sky last night. Teased rain, again.

Today though, we had glorious rain for well over an hour. Booming thunder. Big fat drops, loudly bouncing off the windows. Trees swaying wildly. Gutters overflowing. Mingus hidden in a blanket of grey. A most welcome “light” storm”.

I am continuing to prep for the September paint-a-thon. I taped a few sheets, and hope to add some background textures this evening. We already have 32 members. WOW!!! I am so glad the word is spreading. This is going to be fun!