96/100 through 99/100

I'm so close! I feel like I have to make my last painting something spectacular and amazing. I mean, no pressure or anything, right? In the meantime, here are the final few before the big 1-0-0.

 96/100. Agave. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

96/100. Agave. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

 97/100.. Bucket List. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas

97/100.. Bucket List. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas

 98/100. Morning Sunrise. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas

98/100. Morning Sunrise. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas

 99/100. Current Mood. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

99/100. Current Mood. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

My favorite out of all of them  is day 97/100. I LOVE the night sky, I love how I painted the galaxy, I love the arch...

Which painting has been your favorite? You can see all of them in one place here: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/100teenypaintings/

Let me know in the comment section below!

 

 

happy creating!

-a

 

 

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91/10 through 95/100

I can't believe that I only have five days left for my #the100DayProject! In five days I will have completed 100 tiny 3"x3" canvas paintings in oil and acrylic. How cool is that? Now I have to plan how I'm going to take a photo of ALL of them! Check out how I displayed and photographed last years project.

Here are a few of my recent paintings:

 91/100. 3"x3" acrylic landscape painting

91/100. 3"x3" acrylic landscape painting

 92/100. Mt. Rainer, Washington State. 3"x3" acrylic painting on canvas.

92/100. Mt. Rainer, Washington State. 3"x3" acrylic painting on canvas.

 93/100. Milky Way. 3"x3" acrylic painting on canvas

93/100. Milky Way. 3"x3" acrylic painting on canvas

 94/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

94/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

 95/100. Echeveria chihuahuensis. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

95/100. Echeveria chihuahuensis. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

 

How's your project coming along? Are you finished already? Nearly? Let me know in the comments below and drop in a link where we can check it out and congratulate or cheer you on!

 

happy creating!

-a

 

 

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WIP - Brand New Succulent Painting

I'm so excited to show you what I've been working on in between my recent #the100DayProject paintings. I started sketching my idea for this painting last year, but put it on the side in order to take part in two indie art & craft shows. This year I spent a ton of time painting and prepping tons of tiny cacti paintings for two art shows/markets and a consignment shop in Chicago. Then the 100 Day Project started and I’ve been holed up in my studio working on these tiny paintings every night. Whew! So, I've been painting, just nothing larger than 3"x3" inches. Until this past week.


This painting has been calling me. For months. Every time I saw her in the studio, half drawn out, I felt such a pang to paint. I finally succumbed last week and I’m so glad I did!

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Yes, I did number the leaves on the painting and on my reference photo. It helps to keep track of the leaves as I draw.

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I'm in love with this painting! I realize I probably say this about every painting I work on, but really, it's true. You know that feeling when you have a brand new boyfriend/girlfriend and you cannot stop thinking about them? And when you're with them, time goes by so fast and all of a sudden you look up it's 2am and you are way past curfew? You muddle through the next day and the thought of seeing them keeps you going? This is exactly how I feel about this painting.

I hope you have a project that makes you feel like this!

 

Happy creating!

-a

 

 

 

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86/100 through 90/100 - The 100 Day Project

I hope you're having a fabulous week! I started a new painting last week that I'm so in love with. So almost every day I've been working on my #the100dayproject painting, and this new LARGE one. It's so nice to be painting on a large scale again! I cannot wait to show you. If you want a sneak peek, join me on Instagram. I've been posting process and progress shots all week.

In the meantime, here are the last few days of my project.

 86/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

86/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

 87/100. "The Grass is Greener." Acrylic on 3"x3" canvas.

87/100. "The Grass is Greener." Acrylic on 3"x3" canvas.

 88/100. Sunset. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

88/100. Sunset. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

 89/100. Washington Beach. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

89/100. Washington Beach. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

 90/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

90/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

Happy creating!

-a

 

 

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80/100 through 85/100 - The 100 Day Project

I made the mistake of starting the new large painting that I've been dreaming about for a while and now all I want to do is paint that! That, coupled with super nice weather and the work on my patio finally complete so the garden is put back together... I'm finding it a little difficult to stay inspired to keep paint these little paintings. Don't worry. I didn't make it all the way to day 85 to quit now.

Here are the paintings for days 80/100 through 85/100:

 80/100 - Cerro Pedernal. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

80/100 - Cerro Pedernal. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

 81/100. Sunset. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

81/100. Sunset. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

 82/100. Perfect Blue Sky. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

82/100. Perfect Blue Sky. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

 83/100. Coleus. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

83/100. Coleus. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

 84/100. Beachscape. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

84/100. Beachscape. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

 85/100. Saguaro National Park. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

85/100. Saguaro National Park. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

How's your project coming along? Need some encouragement to get through the last few remaining days? Let me know in the comment section below. I'd love to cheer you on!

 

Happy creating!

-a

 

 

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76/100 though 79/100 - The 100 Day Project

Oh no! I'm slacking! Well, slacking on blogging anyway. I'm still painting every day! Here are the latest 4 paintings:

 76/100 3"x3" acrylic painting. Saguaro National Forest, Tuscon AZ.

76/100 3"x3" acrylic painting. Saguaro National Forest, Tuscon AZ.

 77/100 3"x3" acrylic painting. Oxalis.

77/100 3"x3" acrylic painting. Oxalis.

 78/100 3"x3" acrylic painting. Red Rock, Las Vegas

78/100 3"x3" acrylic painting. Red Rock, Las Vegas

 79/100 3"x3" acrylic painting. Abstract Cotton Candy.

79/100 3"x3" acrylic painting. Abstract Cotton Candy.

Only 20 more days! Not that I'm counting ;)

 

Happy creating!

-a

75/100 - The 100 Day Project

Okay, I'm in the home stretch now. 25 days left. Less than a month. Just a little over three weeks. Piece of cake, right?

 75/100. Monument Valley. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

75/100. Monument Valley. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

Painted from my reference photo from my flickr account

Colors used: White, Prussian Blue, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Yellow Ochre, Red Oxide, and Sap Green.

Seriously, I cannot get enough of these southwest landscapes. I have another one I can't wait to work on tonight!

Happy creating!

-a

 

 

 

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73/100 & 74/100 - The 100 Day Project

The #100DayProject is nearly 75% finished! WOOOOO!!!!! I'm glad that I decided to participate again this year, and I'm REALLY glad I decided to push through and keep going after the halfway point. I notice this year hasn't been filled with the stress and drama that plagued last years project paintings. Perhaps it's because I'm painting mostly representational images rather than abstracts and I feel way more comfortable? Possibly! That's okay though. Just because I'm not stressing and fretting about each and every painting doesn't mean that this years 100 day project has any less impact or is any less important. I'm still learning. I'm still working on something creative everyday. And it all counts.

 73/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

73/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

I LOVE how days 73 and 74 paintings turned out. Can you tell? Painting these tiny landscapes have me really excited to try painting them a lot larger.

 74/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

74/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

How's your project going? If you participated in the 100 day project last year, are you noticing any different challenges? Let me know in the comment section below!

 

Happy creating!

-a

 

 

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