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Ranunculus On A Rainy Night

Ranunculus on a Rainy Night. Mixed media on Paper. 10 x 10. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Ranunculus on a Rainy Night. Mixed media on Paper. 10 x 10. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Watercolor, acrylics, gouache, digital marks. I started with layers of pattern using Inktense pencil, acrylics, stencils and a texture sheet. After painting the blooms and vase, It was boring. It needed more but I didn’t know what. It sat for two days.

Ranunculus, Before. Watercolor on Paper. 10 x 10. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Ranunculus, before. Watercolor on Paper. 10 x 10. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I pulled out my digital pen (laptop), and drew swirls over the blooms. 3 layers, one for each color. (I needed a fourth layer, where the two darker blooms overlap on the right.) I drew complete swirls over each bloom, and had to erase areas where blooms overlapped.

At the end I copied and pasted a bloom to the top right, to fill a hole. But it further emphasized a line I am not happy with it. I had fun though, and I am calling it done.

We’ve had two days of glorious spotty rain. Reports say it will continue all week.
Fingers crossed.

Where the rainbow ends.  SMD 6.24.22
Where the rainbow ends. SMD 6.24.22

Artistic creativity is a whirlpool of imagination
that swirls in the depths of the mind.
Robert Toth

Give thanks for the rain in your life
which waters the flowers of your soul.
Jonathan Lockwood Huie

February 2022 30-Day Creative Gathering Collage

FEB 22 30-Day Collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

No surprises here. Flowers and Cacti. Cacti and flowers. I have a tiny sliver of Sap green left in my palette. Made it to the end, by the hair on my chinny, chin chin. 🙂 I am very happy with the work I produced. Hallelujah!

I’ve been hoping and praying for precipitation all month. You would never know it by looking at these sunny settings. The influence of the warm desert air no doubt.

Challenges make you discover things about yourself
that you never really knew.
Cicely Tyson

This event kicked off our fourth year of the gathering. We welcomed many new members, a great way to begin! There were over 665 works of art created in our international group this month. An abundance of light being sent out into the world! We have members in England, Canada, Spain, Hungary, Australia, France, and Scotland. And of course from all over the US.

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
John Wooden

I worked in several small series this month. Cacti, wildflowers, abstracted flowers, potted plants, and my simplified floral still life. Each day what I sat down to paint was posted for viewing. Only one early painting failed so badly that I had to start over. There are two that made me cringe when I posted them. A few others I thought were mistakes, but they received the most comments. Proving again, I am not always a reliable judge of my work. 🙂

Below are my favorites. You can clearly see why my sap green is depleted. Haha. I always love hearing what your favorites are. One reason I number my collage.
Which did you like best, and why?

FEB 22 30-Day Favorites Collage. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I am so grateful to have you follow along this month. Your encouragement and considerate critiquing will stay with me long after the challenge has ended. I pushed myself, because I did not want to let myself down. I did not want to miss participating. But I confess, I was reminded each day how many of you prayed for me (are praying). I did not want to let you down either.

You are the wind beneath my wings! Thank you, my friends!

In a few days, I will share art and collages from the many who took part in this round of the Creative Gathering. We are fortunate to have so many gifted artists, who work in a variety of mediums and styles. I am so honored to have the opportunity to see their work each day. And learn from their strengths.

You will love a virtual stroll through the Gathering’s Gallery!

Day 9 Of February’s 30

Day 9, 8 x 8 watercolor on Fabriano paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 9, 8 x 8 watercolor on Fabriano paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Talent is like a little seed; when nurtured, it will flourish.

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust

The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love,
they will bloom like flowers.
Thich Nhat Hanh