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Day 29 Of February’s 30

Day 29, 3 x 4.25 in. watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 29, 3 x 4.25 in. watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

The more I work, the more I want to work.
Joan Miro

Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.
Albert Einstein

He who works with his hands and his head
and his heart is an artist.
Francis of Assisi

February 2022 30-Day Creative Gathering, Day 28

Day 28, 8 x 8 in. watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 28, 8 x 8 in. watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

In writing songs I’ve learned as much from Cezanne
as I have from Woody Guthrie.
Bob Dylan

I thought I botched this. When I finished, it looked too dark. Some of the paint was still wet, so I was hoping that would fix it. Watercolor always dries lighter. I left it to sit, and I took a break. Took a nap actually. Haha.

When I went back to it. I was pleasantly surprised. Whew! I rewet a couple of areas where I had hard lines, added a little more color to help disguise what I could not soften. I added more turquoise to the large pad, and maybe I went overboard. But I like it. Haha.

The indigo areas dried sort of greyish. So I added sap green in some areas, more indigo in others. And I darkened a few spots. Haha. Yeah, I know. Changed my mind.

Maybe I went to dark over all. But I am surprisingly, completely happy with this. Some areas of the background look slightly grey , it is the paper texture. But I can live with that. Haha.

Lesson from the universe. If you are not sure, walk away. Come back later and play. 🙂

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Beginning with audacity is a very great part
of the art of painting.
Winston Churchill

Day 27 Of 30

Day 27, 8 x 8 watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 27, 8 x 8 watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
Claude Monet

This was a highly successful learning tool. A successful painting. Not so much. In my opinion it is stiff, dark and lacks the organic quality a scene like this should have. In my mind was my Day 8 field of flowers. The loose arrangement, bright colors, the free flowing forms.

I was too in my head with this one. And I started backwards. Major mistake. I started with the greens, and then added the blooms. Because it was not going the way I had planned, I decided to try, cartoony. Well, sometimes mix and match works. And sometimes it doesn’t. Haha.

It counts as creative. Because I kept going. I didn’t quit. I experimented. I went with the flow.
I did the work. And the sky is not too bad. Haha.

Happy creating everyone! We made it through another challenge. We set a goal, and made the commitment. The end of the tunnel is near. That is something to smile about. 🙂

Everybody born comes from the Creator trailing wisps of glory. We come from the Creator with creativity.
I think that each one of us is born with creativity.
Maya Angelou

Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant,
there is no such thing. 
Making your unknown known is the important thing.
Georgia O’Keeffe