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71/100 - The 100 Day Project

I don't know if you've noticed, but I cannot get enough of the Southwest landscape. I'm in love with the landscape, with cacti and succulents and with the earth tone color palette... I don't think I will ever tire of painting it.

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I love everything about this painting. The clouds, the pale blue sky, the buttes... **sigh** I think I was born in the wrong part of the country!

Happy painting!

-a

 

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70/100 - The 100 Day Project

Wooo! Day 70! Only 30 more days to go. I was having a particularly frustrating time with this painting and my mom asked me why I was painting in acrylics if it so hard. I thought mom had a good point and  almost put the acrylics away and started over with oil paint. But then I stopped. It's not a challenge, and I'm not growing if it's easy. So here we are, finished, with acrylics.

 70/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

70/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

I'm hoping I will end this project with a better understanding and appreciation for my nemesis, acrylic paint.

Happy learning!

-a

 

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69/100 - The 100 Day Project

I used one of my favorite photos as a reference for today's #the100DayProject painting. I love this succulent photo. I have a 30x40 gallery wrapped canvas on my living room wall. I've painted it a number of times and I have plans to create a large painting of it when this project is over.

 69/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

69/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

Speaking of the project being over, I am in the home stretch! Only a month left! If you're working on the 100 day project too, I just want to tell you that you got this!

Happy creating!

-a

 

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67/100 & 68/100 - The 100 Day Project

More experiments with acrylic paint this week! I really enjoyed painting these. I embraced the acylic paint's fast drying time and let layers dry first and then painted over them and layered my colors. I think it worked. Lesson learned: Work with the medium, and not against it!

 67/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

67/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

 68/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

68/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

I just love this seascape painting! I think the clouds turned out magical. I'm so glad I didn't overwork them and try to blend so much.  What do you think? Do you have any acrylic painting tips that you can share? Let me know in the comment section below!

Happy experimenting!

-a

 

 

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66/100 - The 100 Day Project

The benefit of participating in 100 day project is that I have to create something for 100 days. In my case, it's 100 tiny paintings. In doing so, I feel the freedom to experiment and practice. These little paintings aren't really going to be for sale (though, if you're interested in any, please let me know.) so I feel they don't have to be Perfect. Today's painting was practice in painting with acrylics and in painting waves.

 66/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

66/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

This painting was fun and i totally see more wave paintings in my future!

 

Happy experimenting!

-a

 

 

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65/100 - The 100 Day Project

Hi! I'm really excited about this little painting. I've been slightly obsessed with peonies lately and I was looking over some of the peony photos I have available for sale in my shop and thought this one would be fun to try and paint with acrylics.

 65/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

65/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

So? How do you think it turned out? I love it!

I feel I had an easier time painting this with acrylics because I had the windows open and it was SUPER humid out. I think all the extra humidity in my studio helped extend the drying time a little bit. Ha! I'm still learning! Do you have any tips for me to learn to work with acrylic paints better? I'd love to hear your suggestions and tips! Let me know in the comment section below!

 

Happy creating!

-a

 

 

 

64/100 - The 100 Day Project

Hello friends! For today's painting, I tried to paint a photo I had taken of petunias from my planters. I remembered why I don't like acrylic paint-- it dries too fast! I had all sorts of problems with this painting. It turned out okay, i mean, you can tell that they are purple flowers, but it didn't turn out quite like I had wanted it. That's okay though. I'm practicing and learning! :D

 64/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

64/100. 3"x3" acrylic on canvas.

I hope you remember to keep going with this challenge, even when things don't turn our like you plan, or if things get a bit hard. I'm rooting for you! If you need some motivation, please comment in the comment section below! Let's get through this challenge together!

 

happy creating!

-a

 

63/100 - The 100 Day Project

Hello! Here's today's little painting for my 100 day project. I used acrylics again and I really dig how it turned out. One of my biggest complaints with painting these tiny landscapes in oil paint was that at some point when I was trying to add paint on top of another color, I was just pushing paint around. The oil paint was wet and already layered on pretty thickly. I wasn't able to (to my satisfaction) layer very well without pushing paint and inadvertently mixing paint. With acrylics, I can layer so much easier. I love how the clouds look layered and not smooshy.

 63/100. 3"x3" acrylic on tiny canvas.

63/100. 3"x3" acrylic on tiny canvas.

Now, if only I can work on blending faster, I might switch over to acrylic paints for good!  :D

If you're interested in seeing the first 50 days/paintings, I created a video showcasing them. Stop by my YouTube channel and check it out! Let me know which is your favorite little painting!

 

Happy creating!

-a

 

 

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