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Ranunculus On A Rainy Night

Ranunculus on a Rainy Night. Mixed media on Paper. 10 x 10. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Ranunculus on a Rainy Night. Mixed media on Paper. 10 x 10. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Watercolor, acrylics, gouache, digital marks. I started with layers of pattern using Inktense pencil, acrylics, stencils and a texture sheet. After painting the blooms and vase, It was boring. It needed more but I didn’t know what. It sat for two days.

Ranunculus, Before. Watercolor on Paper. 10 x 10. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Ranunculus, before. Watercolor on Paper. 10 x 10. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I pulled out my digital pen (laptop), and drew swirls over the blooms. 3 layers, one for each color. (I needed a fourth layer, where the two darker blooms overlap on the right.) I drew complete swirls over each bloom, and had to erase areas where blooms overlapped.

At the end I copied and pasted a bloom to the top right, to fill a hole. But it further emphasized a line I am not happy with it. I had fun though, and I am calling it done.

We’ve had two days of glorious spotty rain. Reports say it will continue all week.
Fingers crossed.

Where the rainbow ends.  SMD 6.24.22
Where the rainbow ends. SMD 6.24.22

Artistic creativity is a whirlpool of imagination
that swirls in the depths of the mind.
Robert Toth

Give thanks for the rain in your life
which waters the flowers of your soul.
Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happy Weekend Friends

Eucalyptus. 4 x 6 watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Eucalyptus. 4 x 6 watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Late night watercolor play. I resisted the urge to fill in the shapes completely, and outline. I added interest with a texture sheet. What do you think… unfinished, or rustic?

I have a handful of small paper scraps that need using. I have decided I need to paint fairly large. 6 x 6 to 12 x12 seems to be good for me. Maybe I should say my eyes and hands have made the decision for me. LOL. It’s getting harder to paint small details.

We’ve had perfect puffy clouds the last couple of days. I wanted to paint the sky.

Enjoying my small paper play. I hope you can find time for the things you enjoy this weekend.

Sky 1. ATC on Stonehenge warm white paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Sky 1. ATC on Stonehenge warm white paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Sky 2. ATC on Stonehenge warm white paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Sky 2. ATC on Stonehenge warm white paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I thank you God
for this most amazing day,
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees,
and for the blue dream of sky
and for everything which is natural,
which is infinite,
which is yes.
E. E. Cummings

The sky is the limit.
You never have the same experience twice.
Frank McCourt