Category Archives: Watercolor

Day 24 February 2021 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 24, 8 x 8 Mixed Media. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 24, 8 x 8 Mixed Media. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Just a few more days now. Time passes so quickly, but the challenge month seems like a blink of the eye. Speaking of eyes, next month I am having cataract surgeries. “Yay”, she says, with an OMG look on her face.

I knew I have floaters. Annoying. The doctor is not worried about those though. He did not see cataracts in my first visit. Six weeks later they were there. He was astounded. He could not believe his notes had no mention. And I told him that he did not say anything about them. He said it rarely happens, that they develop so quickly. I reminded him I have Lupus, and he did say that could be a factor.

I have pre-op on the 3rd and surgery on the 8th and 15th. I will likely be digitally silent for most of the month. Bright light and all. Their website mentions that color vision may be improved. Hmm. “Interesting”, she says, eyebrow raised.

I have to be honest and say, I am mildly freaking out at the thought of someone slicing my eye open. While I am awake. Everyone I have talked to says it is a breeze. I will be thrilled to have them both behind me.

Day 24, green, 8 x 8 Mixed Media. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Day 24, green, 8 x 8 Mixed Media. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

I used a digital repeat pattern on the vase. For Nelvia: The lines were black but I removed most of that color and altered it with selective color. Just as printers do, you can get thousands of variations by adding more or less cyan, magenta, and yellow.

Which vase do you like best?

Day 24, clay, 8 x 8 Mixed Media. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Day 24, clay, 8 x 8 Mixed Media. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

February 2021 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 23, 8 x 8 Watercolor. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 23, 8 x 8 Watercolor. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

The butterfly is a flying flower,
the flower a tethered butterfly.
Ecouchard Le Brun

Day 22 Of 30

Day 22, 8 x 8 Watercolor. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 22, 8 x 8 Watercolor. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Keeping it simple for today.

To edit this, I had to bring out the colors in the background. Those colors never scan well. In Photoshop, I selected the background area, then clicked (arrow) for a new adjustment layer. I used selective color to bring out the pink (Juane Red). I selected red and then used the sliders until it looked right. With the same area selection, I chose yellows, and again, used the sliders to bring out more of that color. Below is a clip from the Photoshop program.

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