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Mingus Pretty In Pink

Mingus in Pink II, SMD 11-10 2019
Mingus in Pink II, SMD 11-10 2019
Mingus in Pink I, SMD 11-10 2019
Mingus in Pink I, SMD 11-10 2019

I thought I missed it. The best shot. Turns out I didn’t. That is why the photos above are in reverse order. I pulled out the pink in Photoshop. On my phone, the sky almost looked white. I didn’t have to adjust it much, to see the pink as it was. Sort of eerie, like being on Mars. A pretty, human-friendly, oxygen-filled Mars.

I made the 30-Day Creative Gathering board on Pinterest public. My idea worked. Whew! I added the photos (sent to me by participants) to a page on my site. The page will not be published, but I can pin from there to the board. Take a look, September was a great month for art!

Only thing is, if you click those images on the board, they link to the page on my site. I didn’t think anyone would see it. Now I need to dress it up and credit each of you. On my list for tomorrow. I’d still like to include everyone who created during the challenge. I added the FB post about it to the announcements section if you are interested. If you would like to be represented on the board, you can message me your collage, and/or 1 to 2 works created during the challenge.

Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.
Lovelle Drachman

I have been playing with scraps and paint the last week or so. Usually right before bed. I’m painting lots of blah and yuck. But the process is… restorative. Today the weather was feeling sort of grey and sad. So of course, I felt like painting bright flowers.

Coneflower. 4 x 4, watercolor, pen on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Coneflower. 4 x 4, watercolor, pen on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Tulips. 4 x 4, watercolor, pen on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Tulips. 4 x 4, watercolor, pen on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Wildflower. 4 x 4, watercolor, pen on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Wildflower. 4 x 4, watercolor, pen on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

Solitude is creativity’s best friend,
and solitude is refreshment for our souls.
Naomi Judd

Arizona Sunset. 11-11-19. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Arizona Sunset. 11-11-19. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

Many prefer not to exercise their imaginations at all.
They choose to remain comfortably

within the bounds of their own experience,
never troubling to wonder how it would feel

to have been born other than they are.
J.K. Rowling

Still in Progress

 

Watch the dots. 4 x 4 mixed media on arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Watch the dots. 4 x 4 mixed media on arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado.

 

Think I am ready to count the flower as done. Apologies for the bad image. It is breaking up a bit. Larry suggested that the large dark spots were conflicting with the yellow shapes in the center of the flower. I was only concerned with the two on the bottom. Looking again, I noticed just how distracting they were. Four corners of a square. So I painted over, added some new smaller splatter to fill the voids, and I am happy with the result. Thank you Larry!

And thanks to everyone who shared suggestions!

To the next small start, I added Shiraz Inktense lines. I see hills, snow. sky. Still considering adding textures. Had that idea in the beginning. Might be more to come with this one.

 

Snowy mountainscape? Simple Start #3. 3.75 x 4.25 Acrylic on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Snowy mountainscape? Simple Start #3. 3.75 x 4.25 Acrylic on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

 

 

 

 

 

Simple Starts

 

Simple Start #1. 4 x 4 Acrylic on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Simple Start #1. 4 x 4 Acrylic on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper © 2017 Sheila Delgado

 

Thinking these must be starts. Incomplete abstracts. I have a few ideas of what I might do next. We will see if those ideas are still alive tomorrow, or if they are replaced with new ones. Used a palette knife to spread the paint. Getting more practice in.

 

Simple Start #2. 4 x 4 Acrylic on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Simple Start #2. 4 x 4 Acrylic on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper © 2017 Sheila Delgado

 

Simple Start #3. 3.75 x 4.25 Acrylic on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Simple Start #3. 3.75 x 4.25 Acrylic on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper © 2017 Sheila Delgado

 

I meant to add texture while the paint was still wet. As you can see I completely spaced it.

I signed up for a free workshop with Laly Mille.  Follow the link for more information. I am looking forward to it. I am sure it will help keep my momentum going.