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Day 17 Of 30

 

Day 17. 8 x 8 Acrylic on paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Day 17. 8 x 8 Acrylic on paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

 

Over 1000 Artists worldwide are taking part in Leslie Saeta’s 30 Paintings In 30 Days Challenge. This is her ninth biannual event. I missed the first one, but have participated in each since then. The only goal is to paint every day. Doesn’t have to be good, or even finished.

This was painted with a palette knife, I used a brush for the stems.

 

Leslie’s gallery of amazing daily painters.

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Day 13 Of 30

 

Stand Tall, Day 12. 8 x 8 Acrylic on 140 Lb. cold pressed Arches paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Stand Tall, Day 12. 8 x 8 Acrylic on 140 Lb. cold pressed Arches paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

 

A couple of weeks before the challenge began, I made a list of title ideas. I always have a hard time thinking of a title. Late at night, under the gun so to speak. I have yet to use any of them.

While painting the stems, a song came to mind. Stand Tall. I remember this song being a favorite. “Inspirational”. I was only nine, so I seriously doubt I was recovering from a heart-break. Funny that his 1970’s suit compliments today’s painting. Not quite sure how to feel about that.

 

 

Hey, I think the comments are working again! Carol was able to make one. YAY!!! 

Still feel like I am going strong. Haven’t hit that wall. Maybe I won’t this round. Fingers crossed.

Thanks so much for sticking with me on this bumpy website ride! Enjoy  your Wednesday!

 

Take a look at Leslie’s gallery of amazing daily painters.

Almost 400 fabulous works at my challenge Pinterest board!

 

 

 

 

 

Day 12 Of 30

 

Sunny Surprise, Day 12. 8 x 8 Acrylic on paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Sunny Surprise, Day 12. 8 x 8 Acrylic on paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

 

Surprise, surprise, surprise. I am surprised at how well this turned out. It was a horrible catastrophe the entire time I was working on it. The late hour and pure determination got it done. Or maybe it was laziness. I did not want to start over.

Long list of fixes that could be made. The vase is perfect on the left, and NOT on the right. The shadow should wrap around the side, instead of sit underneath the vase. The right side of the table edge is higher than the left. (Hmm, thought there was more.)

I painted the table 4 times. Tried different textures that goofed or splotched or made a mess.  Finally I just pressed a credit card into the wet paint to make a check pattern.

The same with the background. Mess 3 or 4 times. Scraped on paint with a credit card first, Didn’t like the hard edges. Covered that with paint, and pressed a texture sheet on to it. Nuthin’. The rust color was looking, orange. So I covered it with more bisque and pressed the dots texture sheet on. Almost worked. Looked really good while it was still wet. I was disappointed when it dried. But looking at it now, I do like the subtle effect.

At the end I was sure I had a piece of yuck. But I was going to post it anyway. Then I thought, maybe some black would save it.

There it is. Pretty sunflowers. Whew!

 

Take a look at Leslie’s gallery of amazing daily painters.

Almost 400 fabulous works at my challenge Pinterest board!

 

 

 

 

2016 In Review

 

December

Kyra. 6 x 6 acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Kyra. 6 x 6 acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

November

Mountain. 6 x 6 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Mountain. 6 x 6 in. watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

October

Sunflower. 4 x 4 Alcohol Ink on Mineral paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Sunflower. 4 x 4 Alcohol Ink on Mineral paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

September

Sheila Delgado - Favorite pieces from 9. 2016 challenge

 

June

July and August were quiet months due to the move.

House-front

 

May

sheiladelgado.com

All About YOU: the Super Bowl of Surface Pattern.

April

Sun Splatters, 5 x 5 watercolor and pen. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Sun Splatters, 5 x 5 watercolor and pen. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

March

Yellow Bird,revised. 8 x 8 watercolor and pen on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

Yellow Bird,revised. 8 x 8 watercolor and pen on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2016 Sheila Delgado

February

Ducks in the yard, sheiladelgado.com

 

January

January 2016 favorites. sheila delgado

My January favorites.

Tomorrow I begin Leslie Saeta’s January 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.
Hope to see you there!

Wishing you Joy, Happiness and Health!

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
The rain fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
― Famous Irish Blessing