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Cacti Postcards

Cacti, 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

Cacti, 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

These cards are on their way to my Pals Poist postcard partners. One is headed to Ireland, one to Norway and one to California. I meant to add a flower to the middle card. But dork forgot until just as I was putting it in the envelope. Three layers of paint and then the pen work, and do you think I would remember??

Pals Poist is Jacinta Moore‘s idea for a postcard exchange. In an attempt to fill the huge gap left by the cancelation of Kat Sloma’s LYA. Jacinta even created a cool little logo for the event. Check it out!

I have already received Jacinta’s wonderful card. She calls it digital art. It is a compilation.

Very intriguing.

Jacinta Moore, Pals Poist exchange. Digital art. 3 2019
Jacinta Moore, Pals Poist exchange. Digital art. 3 2019

Isn’t that a mind bender? Or is it just my mind that is bent? This is a photo of her photo. Not doing it justice. I apologize Jacinta. So glad you had the idea to do a swap!

September 2018 Painting Challenge In Review

 

 

 

WOO WHOO!

Congratulations to the artists who took part in Leslie Saeta’s
September 2018, 30 Paintings in 30 days challenge!

In the beginning, I was working in batches, falling behind and catching up. I created two small series. That workflow sort of stuck with me, and in the end I have six small series. Maybe that gives a sense of continuity. Maybe not. Viewer favorites include days: 3, 13, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 27,  and 28.

Which are your favorites? My picks are below.

 

 

 

 

Those of you who follow my blog know that the last six months I have been preoccupied with family health issues. I knew I had a busy September schedule. I fully expected that I would not be able to complete 30 paintings.

But guess what, I did. Ha ha! Thanks in LARGE part to your friendship and support. I am so grateful. The paintings I am satisfied with, are roughly as many as in earlier challenges. I am surprised and, again, thankful.

One reason I mention my struggles, is to let other artists know… we all struggle. I hope you don’t feel alone in that. Making new friends, cheering each other on and offering ideas. The gift of friendship is such a blessing. To the artists that reached out to me – thank you! So glad to have met you through the challenge!

 

Cheers to Leslie Saeta for bringing us together!
Cheers to the artists worldwide who took part!

 

 

 

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I am grateful to those who followed my progress this month.
You are a blessing to me!

 

Treat yourself to a look at the artist collages
on 
Leslie Seata’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days blog!

My Pinterest event board is bursting  with fabulous art!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #4 And #The100DayProject #92

 

Mingus #92. 12 x 5.5 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

Mingus #92. 12 x 5.5 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

 

This range is part of Mingus. Just south. You can see this from just about everywhere in town. I just love the crags and crevices. Are they crags in America? Or is that a British thing? OK, too many period pieces for me. OK, confession time. I painted this backwards. Traced it backwards on the paper. What? How? Ha ha ha! It was late, and I was NOT going to start over. Didn’t see it until the ink was dry.

I was in the mood for pen apparently. A style I would like to be better at. There are many styles I would like to be better at. Ha ha ha. Here is number four.  And oh, yeah. More yellow flowers.  I was trying to recreate flowers I did on this postcard.  Well, trying to create them better. HA! That will teach me.

 

#4 WWM. 5.5 x 8 in. watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

#4 WWM. 5.5 x 8 in. watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

 

There are other subjects I would like to paint for #WorldWatercolorMonth. Maybe I will do flowers for a week, and then switch. Maybe.

 

Have an awesome 4th everyone!!!

 

#100DaysOfMingus  Gallery

A Year In The Life Of Mingus

#WorldWatercolorMonth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WorldWatercolorMonth – #3 And #100DaysOfMingus – #88 Through 91

 

Mingus #88. 12 x 5.5 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

Mingus #88. 12 x 5.5 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

 

Mingus #89. 5.5 x 12 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

Mingus #89. 5.5 x 12 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

 

These next two I am calling works in progress. Not happy with them at the moment, but maybe when I look again they won’t seem so bad. Still, I will tweak them a bit.

 

Mingus Day #90. 6 x 5.5 in. watercolor and pastel on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

Mingus Day #90. 6 x 5.5 in. watercolor and pastel on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

 

Mingus Day #91. 6 x 5.5 in. watercolor and pastel on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

Mingus Day #91. 6 x 5.5 in. watercolor and pastel on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

 

 

#100DaysOfMingus  Gallery

A Year In The Life Of Mingus

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth

 

#3 WWM. 5.5 x 8 in. watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

#3 WWM. 5.5 x 8 in. watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

 

The prompt for today’s watercolor is primary colors. These were all painted yesterday afternoon and evening. I am caught up! Again! Today I will be painting #92 along with the other project participants who are painting. I have to admit, I lost my mojo a couple of days ago. Snoopy was in my head. “BLEAH!” But he is gone now. Back in the groove. Even if some of these pieces are not very groovy.

Everything came in pairs today. Two bunnies, two crows. Two tiny birds on the fence. Hmmm, maybe it’s going to rain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#100DaysOfMingus – #87, WWM – #2

 

Mingus #87. 12 x 5.5 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

Mingus #87. 12 x 5.5 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

 

Now why didn’t I catch that? I had three chances to spot it. Just noticing the horrible shadow along the left that shouts, “BAD SCAN”. Uugghhh, LOL. (fixed)

I painted the WWM piece first today. I mixed paint, and had enough left I decided to use it on the Mingus painting as well. I LOVE Naples yellow. Really dig it. I mixed it with Cerulean the other day, and was blessed with the prettiest, soft, warm green.

There are two different blues in the sky, and touches of Naples.

 

Ready, set, GO!

 

#2 WWM. 5.5 x 8 in. watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

#2 WWM. 5.5 x 8 in. watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

 

#100DaysOfMingus  Gallery

A Year In The Life Of Mingus

#WorldWatercolorMonth