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30 Days of Art



Leslie Saeta September 2013 collage, sheiladelgado.com


Leslie shared with us a great way to make a collage. You can do it too! So easy, just visit http://www.picmonkey.com/. You can choose the layout, and how many photos to add, and then you can type a message, change colors and all of that. I tried to put my name on it, but It did not save. It’s late and I am ready for bed. That’s my story and I am sticking to it.


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See more artist collage’s, and take a last look at all the great art that was created in Leslie Saeta’s September Art Challenge.







Leslie Saeta’s September 30 paintings In 30 days Challenge, Day 29

Eight PM and I am just now finishing my painting for today. This is the second attempt.The first one I started by simply dripping and spreading paint. Just making marks, and layering some color.

A lot of interesting little shapes came out of the splotches, and that is one thing that is missing from the work I am showing you. I completely overworked the first piece. It did not scan well, and I should have left it alone, but I tried to make it better… and botched it.

This may need more work. I was thinking of adding some pastel seaweed in front of one or two of the fishes. And maybe some larger yellow spots. I am happy with this, the magenta does not stand out quite so much in person. There is a bit of blue over those areas, and it tones them down. In the first work, the blues were looking neon bright in areas, and now it is the magenta and yellows.

Metallic paint was used over the fish

Metallic paint was used over the fish.

I used a watery metallic copper over some of the fish. On the others I used a thinned pearl mixed with turquoise or blue. You can see the reflection here. The letters are chipboard. I think that is what they are called. One of the fish looks as if he is upside down, but of course you know, that is his camouflage in a hostile environment!


Fish, ocean, swim. watercolor, pen, acrylic on 140 lb. cold press paper. © 2013 Sheila Delgado

Fish, ocean, swim. watercolor, pen, acrylic on 140 lb. cold press paper. © 2013 Sheila Delgado

Leave it to me to do my largest piece on the busiest day. And then to have to do it twice. One more day in the challenge. Not sure yet what I will paint, but I know it will be smaller.

Have a great evening everyone!




30 in 30, Day Nineteen


Acrylic, Gouache on 5 x 7 canvas panel

Acrylic, Gouache, and Pen on 5 x 7 canvas panel. © Sheila Delgado 2013


I always remember this poem wrong. It is one of my favorites, but one word always gets replaced in my mind. Maybe it is all those years in Choir singing “Silent Night”. I was trying to be so sure, I would write the correct word on the canvas. As you can see, I goofed again. I am laughing at myself, I was being so very careful.

I am the quiet type, so it makes perfect sense to me. My apologies  to Lord Byron and to my college Poetry Professor Otto Pfeiff.

I am not entirely happy with this one. Her eyes and lips were there from the start, but her nose never made an appearance. I tried several but nothing worked. Maybe I will give her a nose job in a day or two.

She Walks in Beauty 

She walks in beauty, like the night
   Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
   Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light
   Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
   Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
   Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
   How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
   So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
   But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
   A heart whose love is innocent!