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Day 20 – Leslie Saeta’s September 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

Billowing Blue. Watercolor and gouache on Yupo. 4.5 x 6 © 2014 Sheila Delgado

Billowing Blue. Watercolor and gouache on Yupo. 4.5 x 6 © 2014 Sheila Delgado

I hope you are not getting tired of these experiments. I seriously think, I could paint with just these two colors for a year, and not get bored. Prussian blue gouache, and Sap green watercolor.

This makes me think of deep-sea diving. On my bucket list. You know, the part where you are falling through the water, surrounded by bubbles and ripples. Or maybe you are swimming through an algae patch.

Seaweed is an algae. Did you know that? I didn’t. I always loved playing with the rubbery seaweed on the beach. Sturdy stems, textured “leaves” and interesting “grapes”. Just looked it up, the leaves are blades, and the grapes are bladders, or gas bladders. Sounds a lot less interesting now.

My dad and brother and I once ate seaweed soup at a Chinese restaurant. In Colorado. It was my idea, and it was horrible. I am guessing it was because the seaweed was not fresh. I eat sushi, and the seaweed on the rolls is always good. Maybe it just needs to be eaten cold.

I am really enjoying Leslie’s challenge this time. I don’t know why, but I am less stressed. Except for staring at a couple of blank canvases, the ideas have flowed much more easily. I am going to count that as an improvement. Loosening up, and going with the flow more.

I hope everyone taking part in the challenge is enjoying it just as much. Looking at all the amazing work being produced, my guess is that they are.

Happy day and Happy creating to you!