Category Archives: Color psychology

February 2021 30-Day Creative Gathering Collage

February 2021 30-Day Gathering Collage .© 2021 Sheila Delgado.

February was a moody month for me. Haha. At least, by the looks of my collage. I didn’t think about doing groups of three. The first was just luck of the draw. I had three sheets of paper ready to go (prepped in January). On the 10th – 18th, I found 3 each, cradled board, and canvas boards in two different sizes. Quite nice, as it removed that part of the decision-making from the equation. As Gump would say, “One less thing.” Haha.

As usual, I had lots of ideas at the beginning of the month, that I never got around to. One thing leads to another, and pretty soon I am headed down a different road. And I still have the large 36 x 36-inch blank canvas hanging on my wall. Though, I did have fun trying some ideas out with that. It is next on my list. Again.

In this creative round, there are 15 pieces I could easily chuck in the round file. But, there are 12 that I am very happy with. Not a bad percentage. There are six that I have started reworking, and I will share those with you soon. You can see some of my favorites below.

February Favorites 2021 30-Day Gathering Collage .© 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Thanks so much for following along! Your encouragement and suggestions are so meaningful to me. You helped me to keep going on the days when nothing seemed to work.

Thank you, my friends!

In a few days, I will share art and collages from the many artists who make up the Creative Gathering. They are all so extremely gifted. I am so honored to work alongside them. You will love a virtual stroll through the Gathering’s Gallery!

See you soon!

Art and friendship are absolutely connected…
Friendship is, after all, sharing a deep part of your self
with another person, and receiving the same back.
Nina Allen Freeman

I draw flowers every day on my iPhone,
and send them to my friends,
so they get fresh flowers every morning.
David Hockney

Days 25 & 26 Of February’s 30

Day 25, Acrylic on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 25, Acrylic on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

The moon was rising over Mingus while I worked. I think somehow it found its way to the paper. That was not a conscious decision. I just felt it needed some brightness.

While editing, I thought to tone down the Tawny. The pink. Does it look pink to you too? Tawny is listed as a light brown to brownish-orange color. This is the mid-value of the color. You may not notice a difference. But I’d be curious to know which you prefer.

Day 25, altered, Acrylic on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 25, altered, Acrylic on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

I am not sure this next one is finished. It needs something. I will continue with it. Suggestions are always welcome.

Day 26, Acrylic on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 26, Acrylic on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Beautiful end to the day!

Peeking Over Mingus. SMD 2021
Peeking Over Mingus. SMD 2021
Mingus Moon High. SMD 2021
Mingus Moon High. SMD 2021
Mingus Moon Rising. SMD 2021
Mingus Moon Rising. SMD 2021

Day 4 & 5 of the 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 4, Acrylic on 6 x 6 Paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 4, Acrylic on 6 x 6 Paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Late-night color studies for the large canvas on my wall. Well. the large canvas that is sitting on my floor waiting to be painted. I have already decided that I need muted tones in that area. The corner is dark though, so maybe a lighter canvas would be nice.

Day 4 Reversed, Acrylic on 6 x 6 Paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 4 Reversed, Acrylic on 6 x 6 Paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

I used a palette knife and the inexpensive Hobby Lobby Master’s Touch watercolor paper. As I rotated the surface around, I noticed it could work either way.

When I had finished, I wasn’t sure about the linear marks I had made. Didn’t quite work. So I took some cough drop wrappers that were on my desk and used them to move the paint around. Haha.

Day 4 Before
Day 4 Before

Next, I tried the opposite, more mid-tones, and less of the light. I tried to form hills with the knife. I need practice. 🙂 I like how the paper texture shows up here and there.

Day 5, Acrylic on 6 x 6 Paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 5, Acrylic on 6 x 6 Paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Color is a power that directly influences the soul.
Wassily Kandinsky
Russian painter, and art theorist.
1866-1944

Color!
What a deep and mysterious language,
the language of dreams.
Paul Gauguin French Post-Impressionist Painter
1848-1903