Category Archives: Pen

Days 13 & 14 of the 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 13, Mixed Media on 6 x 8 Canvas Board. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 13, Mixed Media on 6 x 8 Canvas Board. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

I had a major interruption mid-session. I started out thinking of florals in a Sandrine Pelissier style. What I ended up with was more Bob Burridge style. Or Katie Jeanne Wood.

I am really happy with everything BUT the flowers. LOL. The colors look dead to me. I wanted to be muted, but, not blah. Haha. I am considering going back in, and carving out loose, wonky, floral shapes.

Day 14, Mixed Media on 6 x 8 Canvas Board. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 14, Mixed Media on 6 x 8 Canvas Board. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

We had snow last night, briefly. Wet snow and rain before that. It was damp at 1:30 am. Sometime later, we received snow on the mountains. Some is hanging around, but very little. It is going to be sunny for the next two weeks, and getting warmer.

Mingus In The Morning, 2-14-21.
Mingus In The Morning, 2-14-21.
Mingus Afternoon, 2-14-21.
Mingus Afternoon, 2-14-21.
Shadows crossing Mingus, 2-14-21.
Shadows crossing Mingus, 2-14-21.
Late Afternoon, 2-14-21.
Late Afternoon, 2-14-21.

Happy week everyone!

Day 10, 11 & 12 Of February’s 30

Day 10, Mixed Media on 6 x 6 Cradled Board. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 10, Mixed Media on 6 x 6 Cradled Board. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 11, Mixed Media on 6 x 6 Cradled Board. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 11, Mixed Media on 6 x 6 Cradled Board. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 12, Mixed Media on 6 x 6 Cradled Board. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 12, Mixed Media on 6 x 6 Cradled Board. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Trio, Mixed Media on 6 x 6 Cradled Board. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Trio, Mixed Media on 6 x 6 Cradled Board. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Paper, matte medium, board. Paint, grass, stems, sky, flowers. Details, pen, puffy paint, watercolor crayon, more paint.

I was not planning for them to be hung side by side. I did not plan ahead. Haha. The grass and stems are crinkled paper, I added dry watercolor crayon to add interest there.

I went too dark with the teal, a new brand of paint for me. When it dried I sanded some of it off. The lettering was still hidden, so I used a pen to accent it. I decided to do the orange flowers as well, even though it was showing through a bit better. The white centers and some of the black dots are puffy paint.

I am calling them done for now. I need to move on. But they look too flat to me. I should add some texture or smudging to the sky. And a few leaves would help as well. There is a texture from previous layers, these are recycled boards. Thought about adding puffy swirls to the sky, haha. Not quite sure I could pull it off. Stressed big time over the teeny tiny birds. Hahaha. Open to suggestions. 🙂

Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.
Al Hirschfeld

Day Three, Oh My, Oh Me!

Day 3, Mixed Media on 8 x 8 Paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 3, Mixed Media on 8 x 8 Paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

I plumb forgot the pot. I made a mental note that I needed to add it back in. But I didn’t remember until the final check. Duh. I couldn’t decide on a color to use to fill the pot, so I just left it. I like it. The bump in the pot is a pure mistake. But I decided to leave that in too. Haha.

The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed.
Right at the top, if you make enough of them,
it’s considered to be your style.
Fred Astaire