February Day 13 Of 30


Day 13, 4 x 8 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado

Day 13, 4 x 8 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado

Palette knife practice. With watercolor. Just to see what would happen. I mixed puddles of paint, and then dipped the knife. Observations:

  1. Mix thicker paint next time.
  2. Mix more paint. (Larger puddle).
  3. Don’t go back into a wet area.

OK, that last one was an accident. I thought the paint was dry. But I am not upset by the result, the yellow with the bloom. I have seen halos like that, in a misty seaside sunset.

And those are all things I knew. This little practice just reinforced them.  I used a long rectangular knife. It covered more area, and helped to blend the transitions.

Palette Knife


Fabulous art at Leslie’s 30 In 30 Blog!





18 thoughts on “February Day 13 Of 30

  1. theimpatientpainter

    Love that you are experimenting! Beautiful gradations – I especially like the transition between the blue and fuchsia – I see a ‘land mass’ (the blue) isolated in the fuchsia.

  2. Trang

    Oooh! I never thought of using watercolor and a palette Knife! I agree with Laurelle’s interpretation and i also see eels swimming at the bottom 🙂 fun! You are so creative, Sheila ❤️

  3. dotty seiter

    Sheila, fun to find a new adventure when I opened your blog today! Thanks for the ocean/sun/watercolor/palette-knife collaboration! My eye is especially pulled to the yellow-with-bloom and the transition between blue and fuschia.

  4. laurelle

    Your tenacity is an inspiration, Sheila. You constantly are pushing your knowledge of the materials to new limits. The small experiment is a lovely sunset throwing its colors into a choppy sea.

    1. Sheila Post author

      So much to learn, and so little time, LOL. 😉 I need to experiment more with this. I have seen artists use the two together, to create representational work. Wonderful work. I was leaning towards abstracts. Love your description laurelle 😉


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