Day 25 Of 30


#25. 4 x 6 in. watercolor/pen on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

#25. 4 x 6 in. watercolor/pen on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.


I meant for the background to be more pinkish, but I do like the warmth. The vase is a mix of Bordeaux and Burnt Sienna, not sure any of the red shows though. The other colors are the same as yesterday. Turner jaune brilliant (red), yellow ochre, Naples yellow and cerulean, and cad yellow. The centers are spidery, like mini lightning bolts. The effect of wet color spreading into drier color.  They actually dried that way! Usually the paint continues to spread and that effect is lost.

I started one of the classes I purchased on Udemy.  Painting abstract landscapes in watercolor, with Jean Lurssen. It is pretty basic, but she did help me see things differently. I am looking forward to putting those lessons to use. I also purchased her class on painting dramatic skies.

Right now classes are on sale, starting at $11.99! Take a look, and if  you purchase through this link, I will earn a little something towards another class. (Thank you kindly.)


See the amazing art at Leslie Saeta’s event page.

Some of  my favorites on Pinterest.







9 thoughts on “Day 25 Of 30

  1. laurelle cidoncha

    As I read your description of the warmer color palette you chose, it makes me think we were in sync across the miles as I was doing a portrait with same colors. Love the mixture of colors in the vase and how they set off the golden flowers!

  2. Katie

    I admire your ability to write about your work. I’m always at a loss for words. I don’t know how you do it (esp an entire paragraph).

    Only a few days left of the challenge! Go, Sheila!!

    1. Sheila Post author

      LOL 🙂 Aw, thanks for that Katie 😉 You know I have long been an admirer of your flowers and birds and portraits and landscapes. And everything. And your ability to get so much done!!


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