Category Archives: Mixed Media

Catching Up, Days 13 & 14 of 30

Day 13, 5 x 7, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 13, 5 x 7, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 14, 5 x 7, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 14, 5 x 7, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

Just a couple of quick sketches. Thank you, Christine! Your sketchbook saved the day. 🙂 This was NOT the bleed proof pen, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that out.

There is unspeakable beauty and potential
to be found in nature. It entices me and is
an invitation I just have to accept.
Jil Ashton-Leigh

Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.
Emily Bronte

Day 11 of 30

Aloe, Day 11, 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Aloe, Day 11, 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

Joy and sorrow are inseparable…
together they come and when one sits alone with you… remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.
Kahlil Gibran

arriving in New Mexico…
Well! Well! Well!
This is wonderful.
No one told me it was like this!
Georgia O’Keeffe

30-Day Creative Gathering, Day 10

Day 10, 2.5 x 3.5 Mixed media on Stonehenge paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 10, 2.5 x 3.5 Mixed media on Stonehenge paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

This challenge is going by much to fast. We are already a third of the way! Even though I feel like I have been struggling to create, I do not want to pass quickly. Haha.

I painted this on a sample size of Stonehenge Warm white. I am not sure if it is meant for watercolors, but it seemed to work fairly well. Although one area I tried to scrub started to show wear. I painted it vertically, liked it better this way. And I thought I would use it as a background. As I seem to be creating those this round. Hahaha.

I started out, trying to use Jean Haynes style, but the paper was not cooperating, so I just went with it. I will try again on the Fabriano.

Day 10 original, 2.5 x 3.5 watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 10 original, 2.5 x 3.5 watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

Without the text.

Day 10, 2.5 x 3.5 watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 10, 2.5 x 3.5 watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

On my way home from Phoenix, I decided to make a few stops for art supplies, naturally!

Jerry’s Artarama, Woo Whoo! Two pads of Fabriano paper. I have used the rough before, always wanted to try the smooth as well. I found an orange Micron pen, which could be fun. Also a large palette knife and more pens.

ATC sized pads of Stonehenge paper samples for only about $1.50 were too cute to pass up. Aqua Coldpress Heavy, Warm White, and Yupo Heavy. And BOY! The Yupo is a terrific weight, nice thickness. The Aqua is super thick. I am looking forward to trying it in a larger size. It is like a heavy-duty card stock. Super thick. The Warm White is thin, but still a good weight and smooth-surfaced. Follow the link to see how they work with different mediums.

Jerry's Supplies.
Jerry’s Supplies.

Next was Dollar Tree. While I was helping my aunt, I came across a dollar store supplies video. Well, you know how hard it is to resist art supplies. She recommended some pens, I am not sure if these are the same, but I really like them. And they did not bleed when I used them with the yellow sharpie. A mid-sized pair of scissors. I also found packs of self-laminating sheets. Roughly 4.5 x 6, perfect for postcards.

Dollar Tree supplies
Dollar Tree supplies

Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy,
for it means pushing back a boundary-line
and adding to one’s liberty.
Henri-Frederic Amiel

I feel an earnest and humble desire,
and shall do till I die,
to increase the stock of
harmless cheerfulness.
Charles Dickens