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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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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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