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Koinobori

 

"Fish Kites". Watercolor and pen on paper. 2010 Sheila Delgado

“Fish Kites”. Watercolor and pen on paper. 2010 Sheila Delgado

 

Out of sight, out of mind. I opened my art portfolios, and what a surprise. I time warped back to college. Only a few pieces survived from then. Most of what I found was from 2010 forward. Still wonderful to see again. I would call these “early works”, ha ha. Early, from the time I decided to focus on art.

I thought I had given these away. I remember taking a stab at making a repeat design out of them. Pretty sure those files were on the laptop that died. Koinobori have a long tradition. Don’t ask me how I feel about the fact that they were originally meant to celebrate boys only. Times have changed, and now they are part of Children’s Day celebrations in Japan.

Also found some not-so-successful watercolor abstract attempts. Gorgeous colors though, and I am thinking I can use them for collage. A la Dotty, and Laly, and Bob.

Just a few weeks until the 30 in 30, hands up if you are planning to take the challenge! I am looking forward to it. I know, nuts!

Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

Talking About Texture

 

 

Detail of texture sheets.

Detail of texture sheets.

 

Dotty asked about the texture sheets I used in yesterday’s painting. Thought I would share them with you today. They are foam sheets I found on clearance at Michaels. I think they still carry them, but in a kit of some kind. In the kids crafts aisle.

Vale, Mixed media on Yupo. 8 x 11. © 2014 Sheila Delgado

Vale, Mixed media on Yupo. 8 x 11. © 2014 Sheila Delgado

The sheets I have are 6 x 8 inches, patterned on one side only.  I have used them before. Remember this?

I have a second set. If anyone is interested, well 4 anyones. I will share them. I will cut the sheet in fourths, and send you a complete set. Sorry, only for those in the U.S. due to shipping costs. You can give me your address in a comment here on the blog, I will delete the address before I post your comment.

I did a search, but could not find them anywhere else. But I did find this link for Magic Stamps. I have some of these as well. I have not used them yet. Here is a video that shows how they work. Her volume is low, so you may need to turn yours up. She  also shows moldable foam sheets. I found Amazon carries them, as well as moldable foam stamps in geometric pieces.

 

Foam texture sheets.

Foam texture sheets.

First four to comment will receive the sheets. I will let you know on Monday, and send them out by the end of the week. Thanks for stopping by, and good luck everyone!

OOPS! Almost forgot. Below you will see links to the Liberate Your Art swap posts. Take a look at the awesome envelopes that Kat has received so far!

 

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The Latest Mail Art

 

Art is Arriving!

Earth Angel

 

 

Earth Angel. 9 x 12 in. in. watercolor on poster board. 2016 Sheila Delgado

Earth Angel. 9 x 12 in. in. watercolor on poster board. 2016 Sheila Delgado

Took part in Pauline Agnew’s Christmas Open Studio. These free two-day events a meant to awaken and rejuvenate. Video instruction, student art showcase, and the Facebook group offer inspiration and feedback. Pauline often offers prize drawings to participants. This year she is going all out and offering 12 free spots in her e-courses!! Follow the link to find out more, and be sure to subscribe to receive information about future Open Studios.

Pauline worked in inks. She started by laying down the large shapes with tinted water, and then continued, working quickly with very wet media. I worked in watercolor. This is larger than I usually work. I was standing, and held my brush differently. I used a reference photo and tried to see shapes, and not a praying angel. A quick sketch, a liberating exercise and the opportunity to learn from Pauline Agnew! Great way to spend the day!

The first Open Studio I participated in produced one of my best pieces. Pauline has a way of doing that! Each event is a wealth of information!

Sapphire Seafront.
Texture tutoring.
Open Studio landscape.

 

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Romans 12:12

 

 

 

Thankful for Improvement

 

 

Hills. 8 x 8 watercolor and gouache on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Hills. 8 x 8 watercolor and gouache on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Some days the light turns the fields so bright that they seem to be glowing. Other times the hills seem to vibrate with a warm earthy pink. Very happy with this one. Closer to the vision that was gnawing at me.

Monday was our Thanksgiving due to work schedules. I had to wait to paint until everyone else was in bed. My brother was trying to think of a Thanksgiving song. None of us could. I thought of Over the River.  I remember the Peanuts gang singing it. But the full version is clearly for Christmas.

 

 

Here are a few more I found.

 

 

 

 

Do you know any Thanksgiving day songs?

 

 

 

 

Alcohol Inks and Shower Gift

 

Baby Shower gift, acrylics on 10 x 10 gallery wrapped canvas. 2016 Sheila Delgado

Baby Shower gift, acrylics on 10 x 10 gallery wrapped canvas. 2016 Sheila Delgado

Jenn opening her gift.

Jenn opening her gift.

I was so enjoying creating new work each day, I completely forgot to post the baby shower gift! It could have been one of my 30’s! My apologies for the terrible photos. This elephant is a light grey, with white details on light turquoise, to fit her color scheme. The white is looking grey to me here. And the photo crop makes it look a bit wonky too.

I decoupaged textured papers on the canvas for fun. Thinking the baby could reach out and touch them, like those fun picture books. But we ended up hanging it above the closet, so that won’t be happening!

 

Sandy Sandy’s FUNdamentals of Alcohol Ink E-Course

Alcohol Ink backgrounds

Alcohol Ink backgrounds

Working to get caught up on Sandy Sandy’s e-course. The trip and the challenge made for a late start. But the other students voted on a mini break, so that will work in my favor.

These textures are for backgrounds. We will be adding inspirational words to them later. I always wondered how Sandy achieved these textures, and now I know! A bit hard to see them here, but I will be sharing them again when I am done.

 

 

 

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