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Day 26 Of 30

Day 26 #3, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC,  watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 26 #3, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 26 #1, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 26 #1, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 26 #2, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 26 #2, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

You don’t want a million answers
as much as you want a few forever questions.
The questions are diamonds you hold in the light.
Study a lifetime and you see different colors
from the same jewel.
Richard Bach

I get the same charge from the juxtaposition of colors
as I do from the juxtaposition of chords.
Joni Mitchell

Color is a power which directly influences the soul.
Wassily Kandinsky

Day 26 Of The 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 26, FEB C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 26, FEB C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

For the flowers I used gouache. I haven’t worked with gouache much. I need to play with it more. Gouache is an opaque watercolor paint. Transparent watercolor allows you to see the “white” of the paper through the paint. Gouache paint can be applied in solid colors. This allows artists to paint in layers from dark to light.

The flowers of the Prickly Pear look waxy and are translucent. So gouache was not the right medium for them. Lesson learned. I was hoping to capture the vivid colors. I will try again. Won’t that be fun! Here is a terrific video showing different cacti flowers. If you watch to the end, it gives the names of each.