Category Archives: Postcards

Postcard Progress

 

Two Suns. 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

Two Suns. 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

I just love the way paint puddles and highlights the texture of the gesso.  I have inspirational stickers I am thinking of adding to these. Mmm… maybe I will add them to the back instead. Ha ha ha. Five more started last night. Hope you are enjoying some creative time as well!

 

Sunny Smile. 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

Sunny Smile. 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

 

Ranunculus. 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

Ranunculus. 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

 

One Sun. 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

One Sun. 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

 

Hey There Red. 4 x 6 in. watercolor, gesso & pen on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

Hey There Red. 4 x 6 in. watercolor, gesso & pen on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In The Works

 

WIP. 4 x 6 postcards. Watercolor and gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

WIP. 4 x 6 postcards. Watercolor and gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

 

Why is it so easy for me to forget how fun it is to use watercolor with gesso? Messy, uncontrollable… fun! I have about 18 of these started, making ready for two different swaps. The Global heART Exchange, and Pals Poist, with Jacinta Moore.  Maybe I will see you there.

Pals Poist was created by Jacinta. If you are interested, check her out on Instagram. Each artist connects with individuals they would like to swap with. The swap begins in March. There is no theme, and you can choose how many you would like to swap with. If you are not on Instagram, but want to swap, let me know in a comment.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Work And Old Postcards

 

4 x 6 in. watercolor & pen on Bee Paper. 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

4 x 6 in. watercolor & pen on Bee Paper. 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

This is really a pretty little painting. But the scan made everything neon. And this photo makes everything dark and dreary. I suppose that is fitting for Halloween.

I was craving some time with my brush, so I painted the little blue vase, and I started a larger piece. I made marks with an Inktense pencil. Felt better after, calm, so it was time well spent. A welcome break from tech chores.

 

Marks or Madness?

 

Came across these, thought you might have a laugh.
I never knew Halloween was a big for dating.

 

 

 

I think I’ll stick with candy. You can see more cards here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 29 of 30

 

#29. 4 x 6 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

#29. 4 x 6 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

 

This started as an abstracted landscape. But I botched it. I kept going, and this is the result. Passable. There are some redeeming qualities in the sky. Blooms and soft areas.

 

For Those In Peril On The Sea
Eternal Father strong to save
Whose arm has bound the restless wave
Who bids the mighty ocean deep
It’s own appointed limits keep
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in Peril on the sea
Oh Christ whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word
Who walkest on the foamy deep
And how amidst the storm did sleep
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in Peril on the sea
Eternal Father strong to save 
Whose arm has bound the restless wave, 
Who bids the mighty ocean deep 
It’s own appointed limits keep, 
O hear us when we cry to Thee 
For those in Peril on the sea
Oh Christ, the Lord of hill and plain, 
O’er which our traffic runs amain. 
By mountain pass or valley low, 
Wherever, Lord our brethren go, 
Protect them by Thy guarding hand 
From every peril on the land
O Spirit, whom the Father sent 
To spread abroad the firmament. 
Oh wind of heaven, by Thy might 
Save all who dare the eagle’s flight. 
And keep them by thy watchful care 
From every peril in the air
O Trinity of love and power, 
Our brethren shield in danger’s hour.
From rock and tempest, fire, and foe 
Protect them wheresoe’er they go. 
That evermore shall rise to Thee, 
Glad praise from air and land and sea

John Newton

 

 

Day 25 Of 30

 

#25. 4 x 6 in. watercolor/pen on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

#25. 4 x 6 in. watercolor/pen on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

 

I meant for the background to be more pinkish, but I do like the warmth. The vase is a mix of Bordeaux and Burnt Sienna, not sure any of the red shows though. The other colors are the same as yesterday. Turner jaune brilliant (red), yellow ochre, Naples yellow and cerulean, and cad yellow. The centers are spidery, like mini lightning bolts. The effect of wet color spreading into drier color.  They actually dried that way! Usually the paint continues to spread and that effect is lost.

I started one of the classes I purchased on Udemy.  Painting abstract landscapes in watercolor, with Jean Lurssen. It is pretty basic, but she did help me see things differently. I am looking forward to putting those lessons to use. I also purchased her class on painting dramatic skies.

Right now classes are on sale, starting at $11.99! Take a look, and if  you purchase through this link, I will earn a little something towards another class. (Thank you kindly.)

 

See the amazing art at Leslie Saeta’s event page.

Some of  my favorites on Pinterest.