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Pile It On

Desert Bloom. 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on  paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Desert Bloom. 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

I’ll share more of these tomorrow. I’ve finished this batch, and I’m in the mood to do some abstracts. Some collage maybe.

Put him in a pot. 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Put him in a pot. 4 x 6 in. watercolor & gesso on paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

The storm came as promised. Roads were closed, and offices shut down. Here at home, it was a gentle snow. I think it snowed for a day and a half. Big fluffy flakes. The next two photos are early in.

Piling up. 2.20.19, SMD
Piling up. 2.20.19, SMD
Let it snow. 2.20.19, SMD
Let it snow. 2.20.19, SMD

When the sun came up yesterday, Mingus was hiding in the mist.

Lost in the mist. 2.23.19, SMD
Lost in the mist. 2.23.19, SMD

It reappeared later.

Mist in the lowlands. 2.23.19, SMD
Mist in the lowlands. 2.23.19, SMD
Frosty. 2.23.19, SMD
Frosty. 2.23.19, SMD
Wascally Wabbit 2.23.19, SMD
Wascally Wabbit 2.23.19, SMD
Long way around. 2.23.19, SMD
Long way around. 2.23.19, SMD

They plowed our road today. But the cold means our view will remain white for a few more days at least. I’m going to enjoy every minute.

Winter blanket. 2.23.19, SMD
Winter blanket. 2.23.19, SMD

Postcard Play, Odds and Ends

 

 

10 minute postcard #1, 4 x 6 watercolor. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

10 minute postcard #1, 4 x 6 watercolor. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Caught my second wind at 11:30 pm. Truth be told it was my first wind. Pulled out the left over paints I have on dishes, and in bowls. I have missed my “colors”. Thought about doing bouquets, but hey, it was almost midnight. So a single bloom on a deep background won out.

Happy little accident in card one. Do you see it? Indigo ran amuck.

 

10 minute postcard #2, 4 x 6 watercolor. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

10 minute postcard #2, 4 x 6 watercolor. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Feel so much better now that I painted. Caught up on some “work” reading today. Found some glitches I had to fix in my Society6 shop.  Still  some to address. Amazing how long the “little” things can take! The server will be down for a few hours tonight. The internet company is upgrading or some such. So my apologies in advance if you had a hard time reaching this site.

I found that I had not posted these photos of our last snow.  About two weeks ago now. Maybe three. I love how you can see the mounds of earth that formed eons ago. Those are not always visible. Both of these were taken on the same day, within a 20 minute time span.

 

Beautiful Mingus.

Beautiful Mingus.

Mingus View

Mingus View

More catching up, I finished this project last week. I have been working on a design assignment, and fell behind on posting. Take a look at my new “Inspiration board”. There will be a larger board on the wall next to this.

Ahhh... art on the wall!

Ahhh… art on the wall!

Remember those cork trivets? Hung them with Command strips.

Inspiration-2

 

It’s here!! The LYA swap begins soon! Kat posted more envelope art. Really cool, what everyone has been up to.  Click the image to visit Kat’s site. Next week art will arrive!

 

Last of the Mail Art


Snow On Mingus

 

Snow On Christmas Eve. 5 x 5 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Snow On Christmas Eve. 5 x 5 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Our first Christmas eve in Arizona was gorgeous! A day we won’t soon forget. It was my brother and his wife’s first Christmas together. And her first time seeing snow. Beautiful HUGE fluffy flakes. The flakes became larger the longer it snowed.

Sunset was heavenly. Take a look.

Mingus on Christmas Eve.

Mingus on Christmas Eve.

I completely missed the mark on what I was trying to do with this painting. Working wet on wet, to create soft flowing colors in the sky. My first washes did flow together nicely. I just went over board with the clouds.

Cloud Close Up

Cloud Close Up

Even so, I really like the almost 3-D effect I accidentally created in the clouds. My apologies for the terrible photo. I couldn’t get the scan to show true. There is a bit of soft blue on the hills, and field. Not showing well here.

I framed this and gifted it to my bother and his wife. Merry first Christmas!

Only four days until Leslie’s January 30 Paintings In 30 Days painting challenge begins!