Yes I’m over half way now with this project. Though I must confess I don’t get one done every day… sometimes have to catch up. But the main thing is I’m keeping on doing them, and I am enjoying the unexpected results that are happening.
Check out the project so far on 100 Days Project
Also check out my friend Jill Butler’s progress with her idea for the project.
Hope you’re all enjoying creativity in your lives!
Well we’re up to day 26 and yes I’m still painting 🙂 I have been using a variety of mediums on the 130mm square pieces of wood – acrylic paint, oil pastels, chalk pastels and coloured water pencils and the odd bit of black marker pen!
Some days you have to work quickly to get something done or else it just won’t happen! But those days can produce exciting unexpected results.
Here are some from the collection, but check the rest of mine out on : 100daysproject.co.nz
I’m taking on the challenge again this year, and am more organised with what I’m doing – creating small landscape images on 130mm wooden squares.
So far I’ve used water colour pencils for day one, then chalk pastels for day two.
My aim is to use a variety of mediums and explore, without being precious, scenery on a small scale.
Looking through my studio drawers I discovered an old pencil I used to use at school – a well worn 6B that has a very dark lead.
I started drawing shapes on a blank page and giving them form with the shading.
I also purchased a 3B and 5B pencil to add finer detail.
Below is what has evolved from doing a couple of shapes a day :
Day 14 – 21 has been about exploring acrylic painting, dealing with cheap bristle brushes that leave the bristles in the painting… in fact one completely fell to bits with great chunks of the bristle coming out!
I have now purchased a set of nylon brushes, so will see how they work for me.
And of course more paint – nothing worse than running out of your favourite colours!
Day 9 – 13 has seen me using acrylic paints. I’m trying to get used to them and make them do what I see in my minds eye. Sometimes it works and other times not… very frustrating. I like the fact that they dry quickly and I can rework over the paint soon to create layers.
When you keep going things can happen. I’m getting closer – and coffee helps!
Well day 8 of the Challenge became a bit of a challenge… I didn’t want to do more doodles, so I rummaged around in my studio and found some inspiration in some art materials I hadn’t used for a while. I used charcoal sticks, oil pastels, chalk pastels, and coloured pencils :
The oil pastels were frustrating as they weren’t doing what I wanted them to do – ha ha – blame the materials not the user! So I’m only showing a bit of that piece: It was fun to play with these mediums and they have given me something to explore further.