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February 2021 30-Day Creative Gathering Group Collages

Laurelle Cidoncha © 2021
Laurelle Cidoncha © 2021

During the February 2021 30-day challenge, over 700 pieces of art were created in our group. This is our fourth Creative Gathering, and our third year together. We are down about 120 pieces from last year. Several artists were unable to participate. We missed you!

Shown in no particular order. As I received permission, I added to the post. Many of the artists involved have been doing a bi-annual painting challenge for over 8 years. I am thrilled that so many choose to keep the challenge alive!

I am so honored to be among this group of creatives. Your work is amazing! I applaud your learning and experimenting. Your fearlessness. Your desire for growth. Your generosity and graciousness with fellow group members.

Thank you all for granting permission to share your work here and on the group Pinterest board. It is a gorgeous gallery!

Congratulations to all of the amazing artists who took part. Grab a cuppa, sit back, and browse the stunning art that follows. Enjoy!

Laurelle Cidoncha © 2021
Laurelle Cidoncha © 2021
Laurelle Cidoncha © 2021
Laurelle Cidoncha © 2021
Val van der Poel. © 2021
Val van der Poel. © 2021
Val van der Poel. © 2021
Val van der Poel. © 2021
Val van der Poel. © 2021
Val van der Poel. © 2021
Eva Nagy. © 2021
Eva Nagy. © 2021
Eva Nagy. © 2021
Eva Nagy. © 2021
Eva Nagy. © 2021
Eva Nagy. © 2021
Elaine Shunter. © 2021
Elaine Shunter. © 2021
Elaine Shunter. © 2021
Elaine Shunter. © 2021
Lynne Forrester. © 2021
Lynne Forrester. © 2021
Lynne Forrester. © 2021
Lynne Forrester. © 2021
Lynne Forrester. © 2021
Lynne Forrester. © 2021
Johnny Gascan. © 2021
Johnny Gascan. © 2021
Johnny Gascan. © 2021
Johnny Gascan. © 2021
Lori D. Wikdahl. © 2021
Lori D. Wikdahl. © 2021
Lori D. Wikdahl. © 2021
Lori D. Wikdahl. © 2021
Johanne Boisvert. © 2021
Johanne Boisvert. © 2021
Johanne Boisvert. © 2021
Johanne Boisvert. © 2021
Johanne Boisvert. © 2021
Johanne Boisvert. © 2021
Christine Brooks. © 2021
Christine Brooks. © 2021
Christine Brooks. © 2021
Christine Brooks. © 2021
Christine Brooks. © 2021
Christine Brooks. © 2021
Angela Anjy Bonten. © 2021
Angela Anjy Bonten. © 2021
Angela Anjy Bonten. © 2021
Angela Anjy Bonten. © 2021
Angela Anjy Bonten. © 2021
Angela Anjy Bonten. © 2021
Diana Scott Wilde
Diana Scott Wilde
Corinne Bekker. © 2021
Corinne Bekker. © 2021
Corinne Bekker. © 2021
Corinne Bekker. © 2021
Pati Maez. © 2021
Pati Maez. © 2021
Pati Maez. © 2021
Pati Maez. © 2021
Helen Trachy. © 2021
Helen Trachy. © 2021
Helen Trachy. © 2021
Helen Trachy. © 2021
Helen Trachy. © 2021
Helen Trachy. © 2021
Marcela Strasdas. © 2021
Marcela Strasdas. © 2021
Marcela Strasdas. © 2021
Marcela Strasdas. © 2021
Linda Lovisa. © 2021
Linda Lovisa. © 2021
Linda Lovisa. © 2021
Linda Lovisa. © 2021
Cindy Williams. © 2021
Cindy Williams. © 2021
Cindy Williams. © 2021
Cindy Williams. © 2021
Sea Dean. © 2021
Sea Dean. © 2021
Sea Dean. © 2021
Sea Dean. © 2021
Christiane Drieling. © 2021
Christiane Drieling. © 2021
Christiane Drieling. © 2021
Christiane Drieling. © 2021
Jaine Buse. © 2021
Jaine Buse. © 2021
Jaine Buse. © 2021
Jaine Buse. © 2021
Jaine Buse. © 2021
Jaine Buse. © 2021
Lucie Trepanier. © 2021
Lucie Trepanier. © 2021
Jennifer Spray Doering. © 2021
Jennifer Spray Doering. © 2021
Jennifer Spray Doering. © 2021
Jennifer Spray Doering. © 2021
Francine Bennett. © 2021
Francine Bennett. © 2021
Francine Bennett. © 2021
Francine Bennett. © 2021
Nelvia McGrath. © 2021
Nelvia McGrath. © 2021
Nelvia McGrath. © 2021
Nelvia McGrath. © 2021
Nelvia McGrath. © 2021
Nelvia McGrath. © 2021
Jen Beaudet Zondervan. © 2021
Jen Beaudet Zondervan. © 2021

See you all in September!

Day 22 Of 30

Day 22, 8 x 8 Watercolor. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 22, 8 x 8 Watercolor. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Keeping it simple for today.

To edit this, I had to bring out the colors in the background. Those colors never scan well. In Photoshop, I selected the background area, then clicked (arrow) for a new adjustment layer. I used selective color to bring out the pink (Juane Red). I selected red and then used the sliders until it looked right. With the same area selection, I chose yellows, and again, used the sliders to bring out more of that color. Below is a clip from the Photoshop program.

Original

Thoughts & Color For Days 20 & 21 of 30.

Day 20, Mixed Media on 6 x 6 Watercolor Paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 20, Mixed Media on 6 x 6 Watercolor Paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

This quote has been in the back of my mind for weeks. I did multiple “faux” mono prints today, tried a shoelace and stencils for some pattern. No success. There was paint left on the palette, so I thought to do some simple color blocks, and use them as backgrounds.

Day 21, Mixed Media on 6 x 6 Watercolor Paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 21, Mixed Media on 6 x 6 Watercolor Paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

I scanned the art, and the colors were true to life. I rotated each piece, and enlarged it to fill the design canvas in Photoshop in a pleasing manner. Below are the originals. I am sharing the technical process for Nelvia McGrath, who is learning Photoshop.

I really wasn’t happy with them, so I “cropped” quite a bit. Not much of interest here. I could have painted on top of the original, added to it that way. A tree, shapes. But I guess I am tired today, nothing came to mind.

I added the short quotes, chose a fill color and font. I worked with word placement and alignment. On the first one, I used a “stroke” or outline to the lettering for added definition. You can see it where the white letters meet with the white of the background. In the second quote, the dark color made a stroke unnecessary.

The blocks of color made me think of Rothko. I had eliminated so much of the actual art from view, that this quote of his seemed to fit perfectly.

I have managed to make progress on revisions to a few of the pieces I have done this month. Nice, I don’t feel completely unproductive. Haha. I added a coat of Gel Matte Medium to the succulents, and I really love them now. It toned down the shine of the yellow pen.

Matte Gel Medium