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30-Day Creative Gathering, The Collage

The September 30-Day Creative Gathering was a hit! Participation was down, but many artists who could not take part daily still contributed to the conversations and camaraderie.

Fourteen to Twenty pieces were posted each day in the daily albums. And roughly 586 pieces of art were created in the group this month. WOW!

Congratulations to all of you! You persevered through Hurricane Laura, California wildfires, health issues, COVID and all of the demands of life in this unusual year. Whether you created on a few days, or all 30, congratulations!

For a tough month, I think I did OK. It was a struggle for me. I created 16 really, really bad pieces of art. Haha. Many days I worked on two or three at a time. To increase the odds of having something decent to share. Haha. And yet, almost half of the art I posted is on my favorites list. How ’bout that?! Some of these will be posted for sale in my Society6 shop soon.

Thanks so much for following along! Your encouragement keeps me going!
You are a blessing!

  • Day 1, 9-2020. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 2 Revision, 8x8 watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 3, Acrylic on 4 x 4 canvas. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 4, Acrylic on 4 x 4 canvas. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 5, Acrylic on 4 x 4 canvas. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 6, Acrylic on 4 x 4 canvas. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 7, Acrylic on 4 x 4 canvas. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 8, Acrylic on 4 x 4 canvas. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 9, 7 x 5 watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 10, 2.5 x 3.5 Mixed media on Stonehenge paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Aloe, Day 11, 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 12, 4 x 6, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 13, 5 x 7, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 14, 5 x 7, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 15, Arroyo. 5 x 7, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 16, 5 x 7, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 17, 5 x 7, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 18, 5 x 7, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 19, Acrylic, 4 x 4 on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 20, Acrylic, 4 x 4 on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 21, Acrylic, 5 x 5 on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 22, 5 x 5 Acrylic on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Mingus, Day 23, 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 24, 6 x 6 watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 25, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 26 #3, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 27, 8 x 8 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 28 #2, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on Legion 140 lb. Cold pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 29 #2, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 30, 8 x 8 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

I will be sharing art from the AMAZING artists in the group this weekend.
See you then!

Day 25 Of 30

Day 25, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC,  watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 25, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

Three fun, but failed landscapes. I used one of the mini Legion pads, Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Heavy. The other minis have 10 or 15 sheets, this one only has five. The paper is so thick, it is more like an artboard. I like that it can handle lots of water.

This is my last try. I like it, in spite of it not working as I planned. I thought about showing it vertically. But I decided I liked this view better, as painted. I think it could use more light areas.

I used Yellow Ochre, Indigo, and Green Gold. And the Indigo was the smallest proportion in each painting. They still went much darker than I wanted. I used a credit card to apply the paint and then sprayed water to get the paint flowing. Very little control using this method. It is better suited to larger pieces of paper. Still, I had fun experimenting!

Thought of naming this one, “Ocotillo before the bloom.”

Day 25 #1, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC,  watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 25 #1, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

Second try is too heavy handed. Too much pigment, not enough water.

Day 25 #2, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 25 #2, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

So what do you think? Did I make improvements in the end?
Did my roundabout path to looseness pay off?

In watercolor, if you are not in trouble,
then you’re in trouble.
Selma Blackburn

The watercolorist’s vocabulary consists of
the ability to handle edges
in a variety of ways, from soft to hard.
Tony van Hasselt

30-Day Creative Gathering, Day 24

Day 24, 6 x 6 watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 24, 6 x 6 watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

Even the tiniest of flowers can have the toughest roots.
 Shannon Mullen

I must have flowers, always, and always.
Claude Monet