Category Archives: Color psychology

Day 4 & 5 of the 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 4, Acrylic on 6 x 6 Paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 4, Acrylic on 6 x 6 Paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Late-night color studies for the large canvas on my wall. Well. the large canvas that is sitting on my floor waiting to be painted. I have already decided that I need muted tones in that area. The corner is dark though, so maybe a lighter canvas would be nice.

Day 4 Reversed, Acrylic on 6 x 6 Paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 4 Reversed, Acrylic on 6 x 6 Paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

I used a palette knife and the inexpensive Hobby Lobby Master’s Touch watercolor paper. As I rotated the surface around, I noticed it could work either way.

When I had finished, I wasn’t sure about the linear marks I had made. Didn’t quite work. So I took some cough drop wrappers that were on my desk and used them to move the paint around. Haha.

Day 4 Before
Day 4 Before

Next, I tried the opposite, more mid-tones, and less of the light. I tried to form hills with the knife. I need practice. 🙂 I like how the paper texture shows up here and there.

Day 5, Acrylic on 6 x 6 Paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 5, Acrylic on 6 x 6 Paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Color is a power that directly influences the soul.
Wassily Kandinsky
Russian painter, and art theorist.
1866-1944

Color!
What a deep and mysterious language,
the language of dreams.
Paul Gauguin French Post-Impressionist Painter
1848-1903

30-Day Creative Gathering, The Collage

The September 30-Day Creative Gathering was a hit! Participation was down, but many artists who could not take part daily still contributed to the conversations and camaraderie.

Fourteen to Twenty pieces were posted each day in the daily albums. And roughly 586 pieces of art were created in the group this month. WOW!

Congratulations to all of you! You persevered through Hurricane Laura, California wildfires, health issues, COVID and all of the demands of life in this unusual year. Whether you created on a few days, or all 30, congratulations!

For a tough month, I think I did OK. It was a struggle for me. I created 16 really, really bad pieces of art. Haha. Many days I worked on two or three at a time. To increase the odds of having something decent to share. Haha. And yet, almost half of the art I posted is on my favorites list. How ’bout that?! Some of these will be posted for sale in my Society6 shop soon.

Thanks so much for following along! Your encouragement keeps me going!
You are a blessing!

  • Day 1, 9-2020. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 2 Revision, 8x8 watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 3, Acrylic on 4 x 4 canvas. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 4, Acrylic on 4 x 4 canvas. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 5, Acrylic on 4 x 4 canvas. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 6, Acrylic on 4 x 4 canvas. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 7, Acrylic on 4 x 4 canvas. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 8, Acrylic on 4 x 4 canvas. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 9, 7 x 5 watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 10, 2.5 x 3.5 Mixed media on Stonehenge paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Aloe, Day 11, 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 12, 4 x 6, 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 15, Arroyo. 5 x 7, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 16, 5 x 7, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 17, 5 x 7, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 18, 5 x 7, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 19, Acrylic, 4 x 4 on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 20, Acrylic, 4 x 4 on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 21, Acrylic, 5 x 5 on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 22, 5 x 5 Acrylic on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Mingus, Day 23, 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 24, 6 x 6 watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 25, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 26 #3, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 27, 8 x 8 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 28 #2, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on Legion 140 lb. Cold pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 29 #2, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 30, 8 x 8 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

I will be sharing art from the AMAZING artists in the group this weekend.
See you then!

Day 26 Of 30

Day 26 #3, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC,  watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 26 #3, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 26 #1, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 26 #1, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 26 #2, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 26 #2, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

You don’t want a million answers
as much as you want a few forever questions.
The questions are diamonds you hold in the light.
Study a lifetime and you see different colors
from the same jewel.
Richard Bach

I get the same charge from the juxtaposition of colors
as I do from the juxtaposition of chords.
Joni Mitchell

Color is a power which directly influences the soul.
Wassily Kandinsky