Day 11 Of The 30-Day Creative Challenge

Day 11, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Day 11, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

Day 11 woke up on the wrong side of the bed. It started off as a mishmash I thought was better in the trash. The background was three different colors, applied with a palette knife. Pure yuck. I painted the flowers next, with the influence of Bob Burridge. I failed miserably. I do not have a focal point in the bouquet. The arrangement is to blah.

I cut the vase out of a Shubert sheet of music. That was exciting. Should have been. But the acrylic that was meant to tint it, wound up covering most of it up. I decided to use watercolor over that. Dumb idea. It just puddled on the acrylic. It took painting over and over, using very thick watercolor. As it was drying, I took a tissue and blotted most of it off. Left a nice texture. In person, you can see more of the music notes.

I was still looking at an ugly background. I picked a color, and just covered it all up. Nice and clean. And not ugly. But man, was it plain. So I grabbed a texture sheet and added some ugly grey I had mixed. Hideous Grey. But it is a nice neutral here. Ha ha ha.

I will come back and rework this. Fix the lackluster flowers. And I will redo the line textures. I think the one to the right of the vase comes too far in from the edge. And I think two would have been enough. Maybe opposite corners, but not along the bottom.

Thoughts that I will continue to consider. This weekend I may have time to rework it.

6 thoughts on “Day 11 Of The 30-Day Creative Challenge

  1. dotty seiter

    Sheila, this is my kinda history class—the history of the process of one particular painting. Had me spellbound. Texture/color of vase appeals to my eye. Also particularly like the ‘unevenness’ of the texture sheet marks on the left.

    1. Sheila Post author

      Angst? Ha ha ha. Thought I hid it so well. LOL 🙂 It just was not an easy piece. How wonderful to hear you love it 🙂 Thank you Sea 🙂


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