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Wonky Little Watercolor Cactus

Desert Bloom 2. 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on  paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Desert Bloom 2. 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

Last of the bunch. I have a couple others, but I think they are paint-overs. This card was sent out in the Pals-Poist exchange. It traveled a whole hour and a half up the road to Flagstaff, to my good friend Christine Brooks. Christine and I still have not met. Mostly due to busy schedules. But one day soon, right Christine? 🙂

In return, I received this lovely card. Even in winter, beauty is all around. Christine sent it in a protective sleeve, the marks rub right off. I love how the leaves look like a frilly, royal collar (a ruff). And the snow cap looks like a Beret. Ok, I know I am mixing my styles there. And centuries. 😉

I love it Christine! I hope you had a hot cup of cocoa waiting after your walk in the cold. Burr!

Pals Poist Postcard by Christine Brooks.

I re-discovered a long lost favorite artist. Birgit O’Connor. Her watercolors are jaw-dropping! I love her flowers. And her stones look like a photograph. Her paintings are huge! Treat yourself to some of her videos on YouTube.

Surprise!

Some times good things come in the mail. Unexpected, good things.

Unexpected. Multiple good things.

Nelvia McGrath and I were having a conversation about watercolor paper. If you follow her blog, you know she has been experimenting with watercolors in a class she is taking. If you don’t follow her, you can take a peek. A link to her blog is to the right, in the blogs I follow. Well, we decided to share some paper with each other. And I sent off some Bee paper, some Arches. And some of the cheap postcards I thought were such a great deal. I wanted her to see the difference between good and bad paper. Salvaged the cards though, used gesso to cover the paper. The wonky cactus is an example.

Papers to play with. Yupo, Artagain, Duralar, watercolor paper.

Well, a couple of weeks passed, and I had just about forgotten. I knew Nelvia was busy. (You know how forgetful I am. Ughh.) And what do ya’ know! A BIG box came, with my name on it. Not only were there papers in it, but sharpies, colored pencils, pencils, erasers, a paint marker, a mechanical pencil, a brush pen, and some command strips. WOW! Mixed media here I come!

It’s my party and I’ll draw if I want to!
Draw if I want to, draw if I want to!

I am so blessed to have made so many terrific friends online!

You know who you are. 😉 I see you every day, and I feel grateful. Thank you, Christine, for sharing your art and photography with me!

Thank you Nelvia for the fabulous art loot!

Cacti Postcards

Cacti, 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

Cacti, 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

These cards are on their way to my Pals Poist postcard partners. One is headed to Ireland, one to Norway and one to California. I meant to add a flower to the middle card. But dork forgot until just as I was putting it in the envelope. Three layers of paint and then the pen work, and do you think I would remember??

Pals Poist is Jacinta Moore‘s idea for a postcard exchange. In an attempt to fill the huge gap left by the cancelation of Kat Sloma’s LYA. Jacinta even created a cool little logo for the event. Check it out!

I have already received Jacinta’s wonderful card. She calls it digital art. It is a compilation.

Very intriguing.

Jacinta Moore, Pals Poist exchange. Digital art. 3 2019
Jacinta Moore, Pals Poist exchange. Digital art. 3 2019

Isn’t that a mind bender? Or is it just my mind that is bent? This is a photo of her photo. Not doing it justice. I apologize Jacinta. So glad you had the idea to do a swap!

Postcard Progress

 

Two Suns. 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

Two Suns. 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

I just love the way paint puddles and highlights the texture of the gesso.  I have inspirational stickers I am thinking of adding to these. Mmm… maybe I will add them to the back instead. Ha ha ha. Five more started last night. Hope you are enjoying some creative time as well!

 

Sunny Smile. 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

Sunny Smile. 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

 

Ranunculus. 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

Ranunculus. 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

 

One Sun. 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

One Sun. 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

 

Hey There Red. 4 x 6 in. watercolor, gesso & pen on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

Hey There Red. 4 x 6 in. watercolor, gesso & pen on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In The Works

 

WIP. 4 x 6 postcards. Watercolor and gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

WIP. 4 x 6 postcards. Watercolor and gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

 

Why is it so easy for me to forget how fun it is to use watercolor with gesso? Messy, uncontrollable… fun! I have about 18 of these started, making ready for two different swaps. The Global heART Exchange, and Pals Poist, with Jacinta Moore.  Maybe I will see you there.

Pals Poist was created by Jacinta. If you are interested, check her out on Instagram. Each artist connects with individuals they would like to swap with. The swap begins in March. There is no theme, and you can choose how many you would like to swap with. If you are not on Instagram, but want to swap, let me know in a comment.

Enjoy!