Tag Archives: #floral

September 2020 30-Day Creative Gathering, Day 30

Day 30, 8 x 8 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 30, 8 x 8 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

I intended to do a BIG, colorful bouquet of mixed flowers. Pink and greens and white and yellow. Flowers filling the page and flowing off of it. But then I started laying down petals with a dagger brush… and I let go of the plan. These spiky, delicate blooms were just too pretty to cover up. Or maybe I just had too much time invested. LOl. 🙂

There is more detail in the centers than shows up here. A rusty, loose base with indigo “seeds”. This is looking much too flat to me. I may go back in and add texture to the background, and deepen the indigo table.

Tomorrow I will share a collage of all 30 pieces I created this month. I will also share a collection of art created by all of the participants in this month’s creative challenge.

I hope you will stay tuned!

A goal is a DREAM with a deadline.
Napoleon Hill

The significance of a man is not in what he attains,
but in what he longs to attain.
Kahlil Gibran

None of us, including me, ever do great things.
But we can all do small things, with great love,
and together we can do something wonderful.
Mother Teresa

30-Day Creative Gathering, Day 24

Day 24, 6 x 6 watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 24, 6 x 6 watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

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

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

The Muse Snoozed

Day 2, 8x8 watercolor on  paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 2, 8×8 watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

AAUGH! The new WordPress update messed with the editor! 12:30 pm and I need to learn how to work a new system? Are you kidding me?

I had the post written. Done. I tried to switch back to the old editor, and BAM! No more post. AAUGH! Unbelievable.

OK, let me see, how did it go?

I putzed half of Tuesday night, and most of Wednesday working on Day two. I decided that piece was not ready for prime time, and I started a new one. I watched a video on painting loose watercolor florals. You know how I struggle with painting loose. Haha.

But I am stubborn. And I am going to keep trying until I get it right. Haha.

I sketched the baselines for the blooms, and then I splattered water on the paper. The flow of paint in water took over, which is what I wanted. But I realized, I placed the buds to close to the edges.

I had fun in the process. I noticed my body relaxed as soon as I stopped fighting with the first piece. I have painted like this before. Laughing because I always think I am going to try and do things differently in the challenge. But after having not painted for so long, the process felt new. New-ish. On to day three for you and for me!

Happy creating everyone!

The difficult is what takes a little time,
 the impossible is what takes a little longer.
Fridtjof Nansen