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Snow At Last

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

Cactus one is done. And WOW! The background scanned p-e-r-f-e-c-t-l-y! Actually, I didn’t make any adjustments with this one. Is it the gesso? Hmm. Usually I have to adjust the colors used in this background to get them true to life. Hooray!


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We had a lovely snow Sunday night. The roads cleared quickly, but the cold is preserving our delightful winter view.

Mingus February 2019. SMD
Mingus February 2019. SMD

In town running errands, I spotted this view. A fluffy patch of snowfall. Mingus is to the left, just out of view.

Snow south of the 69. SMD
Snow south of the 69. SMD

I had to tread carefully, and when I looked down, I noticed someone else had recently been there. My first thought was roadrunner. But their tracks are more like an “x”. These were about an inch and half long.

Which way do I go?
Which way do I go?

Later in the afternoon, the snow moved in over Mingus. The mountain was soon hidden from view. As you can see, we stayed sunny and dry.

Snow moving in. SMD
Snow moving in. SMD

Storm warnings are predicting a substantial storm starting tomorrow and lasting for two days. Prescott Valley is slated for 14 to 20 inches!! What?

Happy Christmas Eve

 

Mingus Christmas Eve 2016.

Mingus Christmas Eve 2016.

Sunny and 60 degrees this Christmas Eve.

Thought I would share this photo from last year. It was so beautiful.

And here is the painting it inspired. A gift  for my brother and his wife.

 

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

 

Joy to the world! The Lord is come;

Let earth receive her King;

Let every heart prepare him room,

And heaven and nature sing.

—Isaac Watts

 

Tiny Tree, 3 x 3 watercolor on paper. 2017 Sheila Delgado

Tiny Tree, 3 x 3 watercolor on paper. 2017 Sheila Delgado

 

Posted this tree on Instagram. Also some cool shots of these black birds.

 

 

Take a look if you haven’t seen them. Don’t forget to follow me, and I will follow you back!

 

Merry Christmas everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

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