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Sunflowers in the Sky

With diamonds. Just kidding. I had fun with these, and they came together quickly. Don’t ya’ just love when that happens?  I meant to have them spaced a little more unevenly.  Not sure what happened, but I am happy with the results. The petals have much more rust in them, I was unable to bring it out in Photoshop. They are much warmer and more complimentary to the heads.

Sunflowers. 4 x 6 pen and watercolor. 2015 Sheila Delgado

Sunflowers. 4 x 6 pen and watercolor. 2015 Sheila Delgado

This is my last piece for the INKed Postcard Swap. I painted four originals, and printed out the first red flowers I did. I decided that I should send out all originals. Only fair.

I also revisited the painting below. I went back in with some water, to loosen them up. Here is a look at the before and after. So much better now.

4 x 6 Ink and watercolor postcard. 2015 Sheila Delgado

4 x 6 Ink and watercolor postcard. 2015 Sheila Delgado

I took a drive today, errands. I noticed on the roadside, and along the freeway. In empty, dry dusty fields, and in between the rocks and boulders. Sunflowers were growing like, well, like weeds. How can you not love a flower that grows without being pampered? That blooms in the least likely place.

I wonder how many travelers noticed the sunflowers today…

 

 

Old Victoria Tree

Old Victoria. 4 x 6 Pen and Inktense pencils on 140 lb. Arches cold pressed paper. © 2015 Sheila Delgado

Old Victoria. 4 x 6 Pen and Inktense pencils on 140 lb. Arches cold pressed paper. © 2015 Sheila Delgado

A few years ago my good friend Randy introduced me to Victoria Avenue in Riverside California. The avenue has a long and rich history and there are over 90 species of trees along its borders.

VICTORIA AVENUE owes its existence to the vision of Mathew Gage, a jeweler from Ireland who moved to Riverside in 1881. He developed the Gage Canal which brought precious water to the citrus groves in Arlington Heights. His vision introduced the many varieties trees and plants along Victoria Avenue.

During the spring of 1892, the grading of Victoria Avenue began and the first trees were planted. Riverside’s pioneer landscape designer, Franz Hosp, was responsible for the master plan.

On June 11, 1969, Victoria Avenue was declared Cultural Heritage Landmark #8 by the Riverside Cultural Heritage Board. In October 2000, Victoria Avenue was added to the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places. ~ John Pedroza

The abundant palm trees catch your eye, you can see them from miles away. What really captivated me was the hulking Eucalyptus trees that line several sections. I have wanted to paint these trees for a long time. I will paint more of them. My tree is perfectly lovely, but I missed the mark on conveying the stature of these majestic old lovelies.

Victoria Avenue, Riverside CA

Victoria Avenue, Riverside CA, photo SMD

 

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Pretty Pieces

Painted the pieces first.

Ranunculus, red, pen and Inktense pencils

Pen and Inktense pencils.

Digitally cut and cropped. Playfully propped, and positioned.

Red Ranunculus, pen and Inktense pencils. 5.5 x 4.25 in. © 2015 Sheila Delgado

Red Ranunculus, pen and Inktense pencils. 5.5 x 4.25 in. © 2015 Sheila Delgado

Pieces playfully persist.

Red Ranunculus, pen and Inktense pencils.  4.25 x 5.5 in. © 2015 Sheila Delgado

Red Ranunculus, pen and Inktense pencils. 4.25 x 5.5 in. © 2015 Sheila Delgado

Working on some postcards. Trying to keep them simple and quick. Had fun with these. More on the way.