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Day 12 Of 30

 

Sunny Surprise, Day 12. 8 x 8 Acrylic on paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Sunny Surprise, Day 12. 8 x 8 Acrylic on paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

 

Surprise, surprise, surprise. I am surprised at how well this turned out. It was a horrible catastrophe the entire time I was working on it. The late hour and pure determination got it done. Or maybe it was laziness. I did not want to start over.

Long list of fixes that could be made. The vase is perfect on the left, and NOT on the right. The shadow should wrap around the side, instead of sit underneath the vase. The right side of the table edge is higher than the left. (Hmm, thought there was more.)

I painted the table 4 times. Tried different textures that goofed or splotched or made a mess.  Finally I just pressed a credit card into the wet paint to make a check pattern.

The same with the background. Mess 3 or 4 times. Scraped on paint with a credit card first, Didn’t like the hard edges. Covered that with paint, and pressed a texture sheet on to it. Nuthin’. The rust color was looking, orange. So I covered it with more bisque and pressed the dots texture sheet on. Almost worked. Looked really good while it was still wet. I was disappointed when it dried. But looking at it now, I do like the subtle effect.

At the end I was sure I had a piece of yuck. But I was going to post it anyway. Then I thought, maybe some black would save it.

There it is. Pretty sunflowers. Whew!

 

Take a look at Leslie’s gallery of amazing daily painters.

Almost 400 fabulous works at my challenge Pinterest board!

 

 

 

 

Day 12 Of 30 WIP

 

Sunset Sky. 4.25 x 8 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Sunset Sky. 4.25 x 8 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

More work to be done on this, time slipped away. I finished four of the small canvases. Not much work needed. I spent more time prepping the scans for posting, than I did on painting.

Started this late, seems to be my pattern in this challenge. I need to deepen the front range, it seems out-of-place to me. I also meant to add the moon and some clouds, but that will get done tomorrow.

Feeling  much more relaxed now that I have my goal in sight.

Put the finishing touch on yesterday’s piece. Added some detail to the left side. Better.

Mingus Red touch-up. 4 x 8 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Mingus Red touch-up. 4 x 8 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

This is the before.

Mingus Red. 4 x 8 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Mingus Red. 4 x 8 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Hey, we are almost half way there!

 

Take a peek at everyone’s day twelve!

Pinterest board growing with almost 750
glorious artworks by friends and favorites!

 

 

 

 

 

Day 12 Of 30

 

 

Purple Play. 6 x 6 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Purple Play. 6 x 6 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

 

Painted this late last night. Should have turned off the light, but I picked up a brush instead. Really happy with how it turned out. And today four more came into being. I am ahead if I continue to paint each day.

Such fun to splash water, and splash colors, and let them mingle!

 

FUNdamentals of Alcohol Ink E-Course

Sandy Sandy has a new class starting this week and I am so excited to be taking part! The FUNdamentals of Alchohol Ink E-Course is a four-week course, with more than two dozen demos!  I was hesitant to sign up, and commit to it at the same time as the challenge. But I couldn’t resist. I LOVE Sandy’s work with inks!

I can create at my own pace, and will have access to the lessons for a full year. I have worked with inks just a little on Yupo. I am really excited to learn more about the medium. Take a peek at the links, Sandy has some short videos that show what we will be up to!

My site might be up and down this morning, They are replacing some “trunk equipment” in the area. Don’t ask me what that means. Tech talk. I am just thankful I was finally able to get my post up!

Happy creative Monday to you!

 

Take a look at day 12 on Leslie Seata’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge!
My Pinterest board for the event is bursting with almost 600 works of art!

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Day 12 Of 30 Paintings In 30 Days

Day 12. 6 x 6 watercolor on Mineral paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Day 12. 6 x 6 watercolor on Mineral paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

 

Not quite as successful as I had hoped. A learning experience though. I suppose I will have to try again. (Said with feigned exasperation.) Real flowers have flaws sometimes don’t they?

If you love looking at beautiful flowers be sure to visit my Pinterest board. Abstracts, landscapes, portraits. It’s all there. So much inspiration!

 

My Pinterest board
for this challenge is over 650 strong!

Visit Leslie’s site, where all the daily art is posted,
and see her terrific abstract art as well. 

 

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Day 12 Of 30 in 30 – Pinterest and Your Blog

 

Bloom. 6 x 6 Mixed media. © 2015 Sheila Delgado. #jan30in30, Day 12

Bloom. 6 x 6 Mixed media. © 2015 Sheila Delgado

 

I started this with acrylic on watercolor paper. I dripped a bit of blue acrylic, and then added watercolor washes in shades of orange, red and purple. I thought for a second about starting over, because the red dried in a straight line. But I decided to leave it. This only took a few minutes in the end, and I think it is the first really “loose” piece I have done. I could be wrong. But I am patting myself on the back for resisting the urge to “fix” it.

Bloom, Final. 6 x 6 Mixed media. © 2015 Sheila Delgado

Bloom, Final. 6 x 6 Mixed media. © 2015 Sheila Delgado

Pinterest Captions

I have noticed that many of us are not using Pinterest pin captions to our best advantage. Maybe it is something you are not really thinking about. But you should be.

I thought I was doing OK with this myself, but if you take a look at my Pinterest Blog Board, you will see I have some major work to do.  Oi vey!

Oops, well I guess you will have to watch the video first to see how to do it correctly.

Next take a look at my pinterest board for Leslie’s challenge event. Look closely at the image descriptions. (I am a couple of days behind.)

Can you see the problem? Do the captions answer:

  • Who?
  • What?
  • When?
  • Where?
  • Why?
  • And How?

What does IMG_0000_new tell me about the artist, or the artwork? I am not trying to shame anyone. It’s just that in pinning so many each day, it has become very clear to me. Some of us could really use some help. And I am one of the “us”.

My first inclination, is to add the captions myself, but that just isn’t possible.

I did some searching, and I found a few articles that I think will really help. I know you probably don’t have time to read them this month, but you can bookmark them or print them out. The first one includes a short video that is easy to understand. I promise.

Jessica at  Chaos & Love – Thank You! I know you can spare two minutes to watch her video and make your blog and boards better!

For those of you using WordPress, here is some information on using your image settings. Note that the caption box for your wordpress image, is not the “caption” for Pinterest. For those of you on other platforms, I am sure it is much the same.

This post by Nicole at Curio Electro is to the point. She breaks it down really well.

I hope those help, maybe you can let me know in the comments. I still have a TON to learn about blogging and SEO, and social media. If you have anything to add I would love to hear from you! And I am sure others will appreciate it as well!

Treat yourself, visit Leslie’s site for a look at the artwork created today.

Also hop on over to Sea Dean’s blog and vote, each vote is a chance to win prizes!

Over 400 amazing pieces of art so far, on my Pinterest board for this event.

STILL need an art fix?

Visit Cindy Williams and read one of her artist interviews!

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