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Day Ten Of The 30-Day Creative Challenge

Day 10, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Day 10, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

I had no idea what I was going to do with this. It started with the wash. I was started two at a time. And I put this one aside. And then I read Sea’s post. There was my inspiration. Sea was even egging me on. Donna Pierce Clark posted a gorgeous sunflower in the group. I borrowed her idea of the green centers.

I pulled out my stencils and layered them on. I thought about adding smalle sky blue flowers. But it is getting late and I still need to work on tomorrow’s piece. So instead, I splattered blue paint, and white and green. Calling is done for now. Maybe it is better to keep the palette warm. What do you think?

Day ten puts us 1/3 of the way through the challenge! That was quick! Maybe it was the long wait to do this. Ha-ha-ha.

Day 9 of the 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 9, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Day 9, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

Many painters are afraid of the blank canvas,
but the blank canvas is afraid of the painter who dares
and who has broken the spell of ‘you can’t’ once and for all.

-Vincent van Gogh-

Day 4 – 2019 Creative Gathering

Day 4, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor, collage, acrylic & pen on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Day 4, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor, collage, acrylic & pen on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

This was a fun one. It came together quickly. I started with a stencil and acrylic paint. Next, I spattered more acrylic. I used matte medium and paper from my book of Shubert music. A gift from my good friend Christiane Drieling.

A wash of watercolor on the table, then on to the blooms. I pulled out a Liquitex paint pen. SO fun to work with. It has a chiseled tip, you can make thin or thick lines. I added layers of watercolor. More pen, more watercolor. The paint pen is surprisingly translucent. Top right you can still see some of the music notes.

The red is actually shiraz/deep magenta watercolor. It looks more of burnt deep orange in person. And it scanned as red. Some areas of that were too heavy, so I went back in with a wet brush and lifted the color, or diluted it. I like the messy look of that.

I used a Crayola purple gel pen to define the vase and horizontal line. Thank you Nelvia! And I finished with a white pencil, scribbled everywhere. Fun 🙂