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100/100 - The 100 Day Project Challenge Complete!

Here it is! My last little painting for #the100dayproject!

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

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

I love how this turned out! I'm a big fan of using the finger painting technique I used during last years 100 Day Project. I think it makes the backgrounds look so interesting and gives it a depth that I struggle to recreate with a brush.

This years 100 Day Project was great. There was far less blood, sweat, and tears this time around. I cared about the outcome (of course) but I learned that not every piece has to be a rock star. I feel like I experimented a lot more this year and I found a few things that set my soul on fire that I cannot wait to try on a larger canvas!

Here's a look at all 100 tiny paintings:

2018 100DayProject COMPLETE!

It's a little impressive to see all 100 tiny paintings all in one place!

If you're in a funk with your art, be it painting, photography, baking, etc., I wholly recommend participating in some sort of challenge like this. Creating 100 pieces of anything will help spark new creative ideas!

Have you finished your challenge yet? How did it go? What are some of your thoughts/feelings about how it went? Let me know in the comments section below! Let's compare notes!

 

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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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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72/100 - The 100 Day Project

I wonder if you can tell which paintings are my favorite, and which I really really enjoyed just by looking at them? Because, this isn't one of them...

72/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

72/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

This painting is okay. I'm not in love with it like some of my other little paintings.  I tried to be a bit more loose and impressionistic with my brushwork. I'm still practicing!

Happy experimenting!

-a

 

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