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Day 5 – 2019 Creative Gathering

Day 5, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Day 5, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

“How right it is to love flowers
and the greenery of pines
and ivy and hawthorn hedges;
they have been with us from the very beginning.”

― Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

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Day 4 – 2019 Creative Gathering

Day 4, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor, collage, acrylic & pen on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Day 4, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor, collage, acrylic & pen on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

This was a fun one. It came together quickly. I started with a stencil and acrylic paint. Next, I spattered more acrylic. I used matte medium and paper from my book of Shubert music. A gift from my good friend Christiane Drieling.

A wash of watercolor on the table, then on to the blooms. I pulled out a Liquitex paint pen. SO fun to work with. It has a chiseled tip, you can make thin or thick lines. I added layers of watercolor. More pen, more watercolor. The paint pen is surprisingly translucent. Top right you can still see some of the music notes.

The red is actually shiraz/deep magenta watercolor. It looks more of burnt deep orange in person. And it scanned as red. Some areas of that were too heavy, so I went back in with a wet brush and lifted the color, or diluted it. I like the messy look of that.

I used a Crayola purple gel pen to define the vase and horizontal line. Thank you Nelvia! And I finished with a white pencil, scribbled everywhere. Fun 🙂

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