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Hollow, Concave Container

 

 

bowl

Small Bowl
5 x 5 watercolor on paper
© 2017 Sheila Delgado

 

The artist is a receptacle for emotions
that come from all over the place:

from the sky,
from the earth,
from a scrap of paper,
from a passing shape,
from a spider’s web.
Pablo Picasso

Painting picture by picture,
I followed the impressions my eye took in at heightened moments.
I painted only memories,
adding nothing, no details that I did not see.
Hence the simplicity of the paintings, their emptiness.

Edvard Munch

 

Wishing-you-JOY

 

 

 

 

 

Day Two ~ And A Short Tale

Day 2, 1.2016. Three buds, 8 x 8 Mixed media on paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado. sheiladelgado.com

Day 2, 1.2016. Three buds, 8 x 8 Mixed media on paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

“I am on a roll!” Sheila said out loud. “Too bad it is going downhill and gaining speed fast.”

She had struggled all day. Painting, reworking. Ripping the failures into shreds. She worked through lunch. Skipped supper too. But the harder she worked. The worse the paintings became.

She decided it was time to stop. Time to admit defeat, for tonight anyway. She would face tomorrow just as Scarlet had – with hope and determination. Tomorrow is another day, after all!

 

 

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Sunny Bouquet

Sunflowers in a white vase. 6 x 9 watercolor on 140 lb. Arches cold pressed paper. © Sheila Delgado

Sunflowers in a white vase. 6 x 9 watercolor on 140 lb. Arches cold pressed paper. © Sheila Delgado

I am having too much fun with these simple little flowers. And by that I mean, I am having fun keeping it simple while I paint these flowers. I completed another bouquet today that I will share with you soon. The vase looks better in person. There is a hint of light blue for shaping, and the yellow reflection does not look so choppy. I used some indigo (watery) for shadow under the petals, but here it looks green, I suppose that works too.

I am thinking I may crop this just a bit on the left and top, but that can be done with matting. I am very tempted to go back in and even out the background, The pink is dark in just that one area. But maybe this is a wall in an old Mexican cantina…  and that stain is from someone throwing their beer against the wall on a rowdy Cinco De Mayo night!

 

Have a happy Friday muchachos!