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Art On 45 & Catching Up

Art on 45, Desert Stargazers, 7 x 7 in., Acrylic, pen. © 2024 Sheila Delgado.
Art on 45, Desert Stargazers, 7 x 7 in., Acrylic, pen. © 2024 Sheila Delgado.

It’s time once again for the Art on 45 Auction and exhibition. Hosted and organized by Christiane Drieling. I am thrilled to say, my piece was accepted. This will be the final Art on 45 event.

I was thinking of my Dad, when I came up with the idea for this. I remembered all the road trips we would take. Late nights driving through the desert. How brilliant the sky seemed, and how open the landscape was. The 45 is debossed, and I did not want to cover that up. If you zoom in, you can see the Chrysalis butterfly logo, Leo Sayer, and more. It is completely legible in person.

I have had so much fun, as a contributing artist for the last several years. Congratulations to Christiane, Markus, and everyone who has made this event possible!

Catching Up

I don’t need to tell you, I was silent here, on the blog. For 4 months. Yikes! I was busy painting. I just wasn’t busy blogging. Below is a brief recap.

Naomi's Chicken, acrylics, pen. 12 x 12 in. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Naomi’s Chicken, acrylics, pen. 12 x 12 in. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

In October was busy painting Christmas gifts, and this chicken. A birthday gift for a friend. She had found a picture that she liked, and asked me to paint one like it. I changed a few things. Made the weathered wood grey toned, to work with her interior. This is on a deep edged canvas, and the details continue around the edges.

Christmas gifts © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Christmas gifts © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

I continued by finishing up some gifts I had started in 2021. These were for a friend’s grandbabies. I had started the bear, and completed the three florals (below), prior to having Covid.

I had to paint Coco melon ( the boy), and the lavender flowers. These are all on deep canvas.

Coco & the bear are 4 x 4, the florals are 6 x 6. The group of chickens is 6 x 6, watercolor. (A second birthday gift.)

The floral wreath is 4 x 4. A gift for my doctor’s new baby girl. For the wreath, I covered an ugly dollar store frame with plaster. I sanded it for a rustic look, sealed it, & it really turned out nice.

Textured paintings, 2021. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Textured paintings, 2021. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

The Cactus you have seen. That was December’s project.

Sage I.D.E logo © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Sage I.D.E logo © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

I designed a logo for a tech friend. IDE stands for Integrated Development Environment.

Building A Desert

I built a simple model train layout. A desert scene, of course. I intended to keep it fairly flat, so it could be stored away easily when needed. The tracks are not attached, merely resting on top.

I found a scenery sand, textured paint. But it was much too dark. Dark brown. I painted it, 8 or 9 times before I got the look I wanted. I added pebbles, rocks and boulders that had to be painted as well. The tiny pebbles along the outer edge forced me to use my magnifying glasses. But the task was surprisingly fast. I also found some miniature bushes. They are meant for an arctic scene, but they look just like sage brush to me.

Bachman N scale Thunder Valley electric freight train.
Bachman N scale Thunder Valley electric freight train.

This has been an ongoing project. A late birthday gift to myself (last year). I had fun working on it. Part of the reason for my studio make over (June 24, 2023). It is an N scale. Below you can see just how tiny that is. There are actually 4 sizes smaller than N. Only one is shown here. The most popular for models is O scale. The larger ones, G, you see in parks or zoos. Outdoor displays.

The engine lights up, and it is fun to run at night. Meditative. You might remember, I’ve had a slight fascination with trains for a while now.

If you are curious, this shows how they are made, (5 minutes). This is more in depth a factory tour, (16 minutes, more explanation). And this is a look at the real trains, and how they clear the snow off of Donner pass. You can skip forward to the 19:30 mark, and view to 23:00. The trees are so pretty.

I know, I’m a geek. (This is one of my tiny things, Dotty.)

That is the end. Whew! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have an awesome weekend!

Wishing you JOY!

Art On 45

A Flock Of Sunflowers. Acrylic and pen on a vinyl 45 record. 7 in. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
A Flock Of Sunflowers. Acrylic and pen on a vinyl 45 record. 7 in. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I made it in for 2022, Whew!

This will be my third year participating in the Art on 45 Art Show and Auction. It is a juried event. My first idea was to do an Arizona inspired pour. Shades of Sedona and sky. I found a few intriguing pouring videos that had me wanting to try. It’s been years since I have done pours. And I only did a few. So I thought it might be risky to try a technique that is so hard to predict. I ordered the supplies, so I have them at the ready now. Haha.

I lost count of how many layers are on this. I am guessing a dozen. And the back has almost as many. For some reason the muted aqua was drying two-toned. Maybe I didn’t mix the paint well enough. I did a few color studies, and sketched different compositions. As you can see I came back to my standard, slightly to the right, and Indigo blue. Haha. I was very tempted to center the vase. To highlight the Knock-out center of the record.

The 2021/22 ART ON 45™ auction is scheduled for March 17-19, 2022. The raised funds from this auction will benefit the Louisiana Center for the Blind (LCB), Located in Ruston, Louisiana. According to their motto “Changing What It Means to Be Blind”, the LCB offers a wide range of innovative programs and services to blind people of all ages to guide and assist them on their journeys towards leading independent and self-sufficient as well as fun and exciting lives.

I will share more as the event nears. You can also follow the event Facebook page, for introductions to the artists and their work.

What we do see depends mainly on what we look for…
In the same field the farmer will notice the crop,
the geologists the fossils,
botanists the flowers,
artists the coloring,
sportsmen the cover for the game.
Though we may all look at the same things,
it does not all follow that we should see them.

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You’re Invited!

So much fun, making colorful fruits and veggies! This is for the TDAC Eat the Rainbow design challenge. The only hard part was deciding which of my favorites to illustrate. I love them all!

I used simple shapes to create the eats. With a little help from gradients and shadows to add dimension. Click to view more details. My plan was to paint the images. Life got in the way, the deadline got closer and I decided to go digital. I surprised myself at how quickly I put this together. Whew!

There are just over 200 entrants, four will be showcased in a featured collection on TDAC for two weeks. The whole idea is to get designers seen by art directors and creative professionals. Well, I don’t have to be one of the four to do that! This is the first in a series of challenges. I am looking forward to taking part in each of them.

Your invitation has arrived!

The Art On 45 show is on now! All works on view for two weeks. The auction takes place March 16th. If you find yourself in Ruston Louisiana, stop by and take a look! It’s been so much fun taking part and following Christiane’s progress with the event! Thank you Christiane for inviting me to participate!

Miss You Much. 7 inches, acrylic and pen on vinyl. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.
Miss You Much. 7 inches, acrylic and pen on vinyl. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.