Category Archives: Watercolor

Two Pots

Two Pots, 5 x 7,  watercolor on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Two Pots, 5 x 7, watercolor on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

My new scanner arrived. Yipee! I had to wait about a month for it. I played with the settings to get a true to life image. I used a piece that I had scanned on the older machine.

There are over a dozen combinations of settings, the interface is very easy to use. I do like that it is powered by USB. So I just need to connect it to the laptop, and it is ready to go. No need to wait for it to warm up. Nice! It was recommended by a couple of artists I follow.

I need to get used to having to preview first. It really is useful, as you can change the settings if the image is off, and then scan for the final saved image.

Two Pots was painted on a spiral-bound pad. I didn’t realize the scanner lid is removable, it expands to hold books. On the left of the image, I can see that it is blurry. Where the rings are. I will need to be more aware of that.

Below are some of the different settings. You might not be able to see much of a difference in some of them. The first one is an illustration setting. That was interesting. It simplifies the image to color “blocks”. More like a vector image. Or cartoon.

Scanner Settings
Scanner Settings

Below you can see the Epson scan and the scan from the old machine. The Epson is more true. Haha. Well, the blooms are. The vase and the background in the original are closer to real life. I’m fine with that. I know I will need to make adjustments in Photoshop as usual. It is just how the different colors reflect the light. I will work with the settings and see how close I can get them. But I’m sure they will be different for each piece. I have scanned about a dozen photos, and they came out true to life.

Epson True
Day 30, 4 x 6 Watercolor and pen on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 30, 4 x 6 Watercolor and pen on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Scanner Tucked Away

This scanner is so slim. About an inch and a half. And it is so lightweight! About 3 pounds. It has a kickstand and you can scan while it is standing on its side. I love that I can tuck it away, and pull it out when needed. I don’t need to sacrifice valuable desk space.

It is so light and easy to connect. It will be perfect for travel. Visiting family, and sharing old photos. Oh, did I say? It is an Epson Perfection V39.

Epson Scanner

Happy week everyone!

Little Star

Little Star, 4 x 4 Watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Little Star, 4 x 4 Watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Most days, I wake up with a song in my head. Nah. Not a Pollyanna “song in my heart”. Haha. It’s often a very annoying song. Playing on repeat, before I am even fully conscious.

I usually try to figure out, where the thought might have come from. Was it something I saw, something I read? Maybe a silly clip from Youtube. If there is time, I will look the song up, and listen. Usually, that clears my internal playlist.

Today, the opening line of Little Star came to mind. And that made perfect sense, as a title for these wonky flowers. Maybe it was meant to be. I painted them before bed last night.

February 2021 30-Day Creative Gathering Group Collages

Laurelle Cidoncha © 2021
Laurelle Cidoncha © 2021

During the February 2021 30-day challenge, over 700 pieces of art were created in our group. This is our fourth Creative Gathering, and our third year together. We are down about 120 pieces from last year. Several artists were unable to participate. We missed you!

Shown in no particular order. As I received permission, I added to the post. Many of the artists involved have been doing a bi-annual painting challenge for over 8 years. I am thrilled that so many choose to keep the challenge alive!

I am so honored to be among this group of creatives. Your work is amazing! I applaud your learning and experimenting. Your fearlessness. Your desire for growth. Your generosity and graciousness with fellow group members.

Thank you all for granting permission to share your work here and on the group Pinterest board. It is a gorgeous gallery!

Congratulations to all of the amazing artists who took part. Grab a cuppa, sit back, and browse the stunning art that follows. Enjoy!

Laurelle Cidoncha © 2021
Laurelle Cidoncha © 2021
Laurelle Cidoncha © 2021
Laurelle Cidoncha © 2021
Val van der Poel. © 2021
Val van der Poel. © 2021
Val van der Poel. © 2021
Val van der Poel. © 2021
Val van der Poel. © 2021
Val van der Poel. © 2021
Eva Nagy. © 2021
Eva Nagy. © 2021
Eva Nagy. © 2021
Eva Nagy. © 2021
Eva Nagy. © 2021
Eva Nagy. © 2021
Elaine Shunter. © 2021
Elaine Shunter. © 2021
Elaine Shunter. © 2021
Elaine Shunter. © 2021
Lynne Forrester. © 2021
Lynne Forrester. © 2021
Lynne Forrester. © 2021
Lynne Forrester. © 2021
Lynne Forrester. © 2021
Lynne Forrester. © 2021
Johnny Gascan. © 2021
Johnny Gascan. © 2021
Johnny Gascan. © 2021
Johnny Gascan. © 2021
Lori D. Wikdahl. © 2021
Lori D. Wikdahl. © 2021
Lori D. Wikdahl. © 2021
Lori D. Wikdahl. © 2021
Johanne Boisvert. © 2021
Johanne Boisvert. © 2021
Johanne Boisvert. © 2021
Johanne Boisvert. © 2021
Johanne Boisvert. © 2021
Johanne Boisvert. © 2021
Christine Brooks. © 2021
Christine Brooks. © 2021
Christine Brooks. © 2021
Christine Brooks. © 2021
Christine Brooks. © 2021
Christine Brooks. © 2021
Angela Anjy Bonten. © 2021
Angela Anjy Bonten. © 2021
Angela Anjy Bonten. © 2021
Angela Anjy Bonten. © 2021
Angela Anjy Bonten. © 2021
Angela Anjy Bonten. © 2021
Diana Scott Wilde
Diana Scott Wilde
Corinne Bekker. © 2021
Corinne Bekker. © 2021
Corinne Bekker. © 2021
Corinne Bekker. © 2021
Pati Maez. © 2021
Pati Maez. © 2021
Pati Maez. © 2021
Pati Maez. © 2021
Helen Trachy. © 2021
Helen Trachy. © 2021
Helen Trachy. © 2021
Helen Trachy. © 2021
Helen Trachy. © 2021
Helen Trachy. © 2021
Marcela Strasdas. © 2021
Marcela Strasdas. © 2021
Marcela Strasdas. © 2021
Marcela Strasdas. © 2021
Linda Lovisa. © 2021
Linda Lovisa. © 2021
Linda Lovisa. © 2021
Linda Lovisa. © 2021
Cindy Williams. © 2021
Cindy Williams. © 2021
Cindy Williams. © 2021
Cindy Williams. © 2021
Sea Dean. © 2021
Sea Dean. © 2021
Sea Dean. © 2021
Sea Dean. © 2021
Christiane Drieling. © 2021
Christiane Drieling. © 2021
Christiane Drieling. © 2021
Christiane Drieling. © 2021
Jaine Buse. © 2021
Jaine Buse. © 2021
Jaine Buse. © 2021
Jaine Buse. © 2021
Jaine Buse. © 2021
Jaine Buse. © 2021
Lucie Trepanier. © 2021
Lucie Trepanier. © 2021
Jennifer Spray Doering. © 2021
Jennifer Spray Doering. © 2021
Jennifer Spray Doering. © 2021
Jennifer Spray Doering. © 2021
Francine Bennett. © 2021
Francine Bennett. © 2021
Francine Bennett. © 2021
Francine Bennett. © 2021
Nelvia McGrath. © 2021
Nelvia McGrath. © 2021
Nelvia McGrath. © 2021
Nelvia McGrath. © 2021
Nelvia McGrath. © 2021
Nelvia McGrath. © 2021
Jen Beaudet Zondervan. © 2021
Jen Beaudet Zondervan. © 2021

See you all in September!