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Day 29 Of February’s 30

Day 29, 3 x 4.25 in. watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 29, 3 x 4.25 in. watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

The more I work, the more I want to work.
Joan Miro

Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.
Albert Einstein

He who works with his hands and his head
and his heart is an artist.
Francis of Assisi

February 2022 30-Day Creative Gathering, Day 28

Day 28, 8 x 8 in. watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 28, 8 x 8 in. watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

In writing songs I’ve learned as much from Cezanne
as I have from Woody Guthrie.
Bob Dylan

I thought I botched this. When I finished, it looked too dark. Some of the paint was still wet, so I was hoping that would fix it. Watercolor always dries lighter. I left it to sit, and I took a break. Took a nap actually. Haha.

When I went back to it. I was pleasantly surprised. Whew! I rewet a couple of areas where I had hard lines, added a little more color to help disguise what I could not soften. I added more turquoise to the large pad, and maybe I went overboard. But I like it. Haha.

The indigo areas dried sort of greyish. So I added sap green in some areas, more indigo in others. And I darkened a few spots. Haha. Yeah, I know. Changed my mind.

Maybe I went to dark over all. But I am surprisingly, completely happy with this. Some areas of the background look slightly grey , it is the paper texture. But I can live with that. Haha.

Lesson from the universe. If you are not sure, walk away. Come back later and play. 🙂

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Beginning with audacity is a very great part
of the art of painting.
Winston Churchill

February 2022, Day 25

Day 25, 3 x 4.25 in. watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Day 25, 3 x 4.25 in. watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I’ve always felt that having a garden
is like having a good and loyal friend.
C Z Guest

Gardening is learning, learning, learning.
That’s the fun of them. You’re always learning.
Helen Mirren

To forget how to dig the earth
and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
Mahatma Gandhi