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Episode 3 Santa Rita

January 27, 2011

Stills from episode 33rd Episode of New Mexican Santera to air tonight (Jan 26) at 9:00PM on Comcast Encantada Channel 26.  I am so excited to watch tonight’s episode!  In this third episode, I talk about pigments, brush options and begin our first retablo, Sainta Rita de Cascia.  I ge t so carried away with the intro material that I will just only begin the retablo.  But I previewed the material and there was nothing I would want to cut.  So, we’ll be stretching out the Santa Rita retablo over several episodes.

In this episode, I introduce pigment options which include acrylic, watercolor, earthen clays and minerals.  I cover brushes as well.  I recommend a flat, round and liner brush as a basic set to start.  Then, we FINALLY begin painting!  I discuss some basic brush techniques.  I go in with a rough plan of what I want to paint, but I try to share the painting journey with you and make a lot of decisions on camera (which sometimes works out great and sometimes, well…it makes for interesting television, I suppose).

As I paint, I discuss the story of Santa Rita.  She has an intriguing story, married off at age 12 to a wretched man and suffers at his hands for nearly two decades.  Tune in to find out how her story ends 😉  I have posted the PDF of her image for free download.  Just click on the “09 PDF Downloads” to the right and click on EPisode 3-Santa Rita.  I will also make the Santa Rita DVD in its entirety (About 1 1/2 hours) available in the store later tonight.

Saint Rita of Cascia

copyright © 2011 Sean Wells y Delgado

We’re also pleased to announce we just got the notice that Santa Fe Community Comcast Channel 16 will begin airing New Mexican Santera tonight at 9PM as well!  It will also be followed by episode 1 of Jason’s show, New Mexican Tinsmith.

In Summary, Tonight Jan 26:
ALBUQUERQUE Comcast Channel 26 9PM Episode 3
SANTA FE Comcast Channel 16 9PM Episode 1

I am repeating myself, but I have to say thank you to my Dad, Toby Younis at Videotero LLC ( for taking the immense time and energy to produce, edit and promote these videos.  Thanks, Dad!  This adventure is so much more fun with you on board!


My How-To Retablo Ornament Video To Air!

November 28, 2010

Image from the videoMy father and I created a how-to video to illustrate my new “Paint-Your-Own Retablo Ornament Kit.”  The video entitled “Stamped Retablo Ornament” will be aired on Channel 26 Arts and Entertainment Public Television!  I’m so excited to share the video.  I will post the airing time as soon as I know.

overhead camera viewWe worked hard to balance the practical issues of technique with the fundamental issues of approach.  It is my first video, so there is much to learn. But it was so enjoyable and rewarding and it made me feel I really do have something important to offer.  My Dad chose to keep many of the bloopers, which gives it a warm quality I like. He went through a lot of extra effort to capture overhead views to allow the viewer to easily follow along.

sgraffito detailAt first, I was concerned about filling a half hour show with my tiny ornaments. But, once I was engaged in the process, I realized I had a lot to say (which my Dad knew all along).  If you get a chance to catch it, please send me some feedback.  If you miss it, you can purchase a copy of the complete 45 minute DVD or the kit here:  Delgado Arts Shop

You can also preview the How-To DVD here:

For more on the kit, click the “Retablo Kits” under the “Pages” heading on the right.
Mini ornament retablo kit top view