Last week, on Tuesday, I finished my 100 day project. The whole thing is on Instagram. My focus was art-making and the process of it rather than a "perfect" finished product. It was mostly done in two sketchbooks, but I also included a few days of printmaking that wound up on pottery. I stuck with it for the entire 100 days, only occasionally doing 2 paintings if I knew the coming days would be busy or if a day was so busy it slipped by. I used all sorts of media- mostly watercolor and gouache, but also pens/markers, graphite, and oil paint. Above, my first two days and a slice of the third.
There's a little highlight gallery above. Some days were easy and flowed, and some days, of course, were just so difficult. Many of the things I painted will show up later in my work, some are studies for larger (or more complicated) paintings I want to do this fall. Some images were borrowed from photos, or based on friends' IG feeds (like the slough above), or inspired by art books (Ellsworth Kelly's plants collection was a huge inspiration this summer), or from the fruits, vegetables, and flowers I brought home from the farmers market or found in my own garden (figs, figs, figs) Below is the final spread, and even though I spent a bit of time Saturday in my oil paints, I haven't put anything else in my large sketchbook since last Tuesday.
This is our last week of "summer" . We're jamming in the final phases of summer projects, finishing summer reading, reviewing the uniform and shoe situation (grown almost two shoe sizes since May. OH MY), and trying to set up for a fresh school year. My teacher friends went back to work today, and I'm both looking forward to longer studio days and longing for a little more relaxed time.
Y'all have a good week.