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Days 12, 13 and 14 of 30

Day 12, 8 x 8 mixed media on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 12, 8 x 8 mixed media on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 13, 8 x 8 mixed media on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 13, 8 x 8 mixed media on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Watercolor over crayon on the vases. Watercolor and pen for the blooms. Digital splatter on the 13th. The colors look more neon than they are in life. I am having too much fun with crayons. Warning of what’s to come. Haha.

Day 14, 8 x 8 mixed media on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 14, 8 x 8 mixed media on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Art is the stored honey of the human soul,
gathered on wings of misery and travail.
Theodore Dreiser

Art is a pigment of your imagination.
Darcy Gerdes

Art is the unceasing effort to compete
with the beauty of flowers,
and never succeeding.
Marc Chagall

World Watercolor Month, Days 10 – 17

Day 13, WWM, 2 x 2 inch watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 13, WWM, 2 x 2 inch watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

I am having so much fun with these. I hope you find this dainty display delightful.

Enjoy!

Day 10, WWM, 2 x 2 inch watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 10, WWM, 2 x 2 inch watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 11, WWM, 2 x 2 inch watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 11, WWM, 2 x 2 inch watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Even the tiniest of flowers can have the toughest roots.
– Shannon Mullen

Day 12, WWM, 2 x 2 inch watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 12, WWM, 2 x 2 inch watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 14, WWM, 2 x 2 inch watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 14, WWM, 2 x 2 inch watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 15, WWM, 2 x 2 inch watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 15, WWM, 2 x 2 inch watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

I must have flowers, always and always.
– Claude Monet.

Day 16, WWM, 2 x 2 inch watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 16, WWM, 2 x 2 inch watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 17, WWM, 2 x 2 inch watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 17, WWM, 2 x 2 inch watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

A painting is not a picture of an experience,
but is the experience.
― Mark Rothko

Work In Progress

Eucalyptus. Watercolor and gouache on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Eucalyptus. 12 x 12, Watercolor and gouache on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Experimental. Exhausting. Lacking.

I can’t help but feel this is still in need of… something. First layers in Inktense. Splotches, daubs and puddles. Days of contemplation. Watercolor glazing that became layer after layer. More splotches. More consideration. Days became a week. A week and a half.

I reminded myself it is only paint, and sat down to finish. Gouache thinned to reveal previous layers, for the vase. Thick layers of gouache for the greens. Blues. Blue-greens.

Painting propped up across the room. More thinking.

Happy June y’all!