Category Archives: Watercolor

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 17 Of The 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 17. 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Day 17. 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

There will be a few more of these florals. I am having fun with them. This is showing much warmer here than it is in person. Silly to say, considering the colors I used.

The table is a mix of Yellow Ochre and Quin Gold. But the gold is dominating. I thought about adding some leaves. I added the stems and decided it would be too busy. Day 17 is done.

Day 16 Of The 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 16. 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Day 16. 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

Everybody born comes from the Creator
trailing wisps of glory.
We come from the Creator with creativity.
I think that each one of us is born with creativity.
– Maya Angelou