Blue Mingus Moon

These first three photos were taken on the same night. The sky above was that amazing shade of cerulean. No touch-up required. When I zoomed in, the clouds below showed as white, so I did pull out the pinks in Photoshop. This one needs to be painted.

I was in town when I noticed the clouds turning pink. I pulled into a park area and waited for a good shot. If you look closely, you can see the last bit of sun on the top of the hills. I had to remove two light poles from the sky. I was in front of a ballpark.

I am finally finishing these two pieces. I started them, months ago I think. I collaged sheet music, colorful paper, leaf skeletons, and stamping. Then I lost my way, had NO idea where to go next. So they sat. Like that. Last night I outlined the shapes and concealed the background with a layer of thinned paint. I want some of the details to remain visible.

Sheila Delgado 2019

“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love;
it will all come back to you in abundance.
This is the law of nature.”
Steve Maraboli

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.
Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways,
and they’re still beautiful.”
Alice Walker

10 thoughts on “Blue Mingus Moon

    1. Sheila Post author

      Thank you Val, I am well 🙂 Always nice to hear I haven’t bored you with my endless Mingus. LOL. I am still amazed at the wide-open sky and views 🙂 Glad you enjoy them as well 🙂 This month of painting will be my warm-up for the next challenge 😉 LOL

  1. Katie really captured the full moon, and pink sky beautifully. Can’t wait to see how your art turns out. I love a good mystery, don’t you? What will it be?? hm..

  2. dotty seiter

    Sheila! These WIPs instantly grabbed my heart! LOVE hearing about the process (the months of incubation), LOVE your use of thinned neutral paint to veil selected sections of background, LOVE the way the highlighted bits pop to life. KEEP US POSTED, no matter how much time elapses!

    1. Sheila Post author

      Haha 🙂 I hope to finish them tonight and start two more. Nothing like a holiday to give you a creative kick in the pants 🙂 Thanks Dotty!


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