100 day project 2017

A little over a week ago I decided to start a 100 day project. The goal being to paint from start to finish one small painting every day for 100 days, with the intent on refining my watercolor techniques and skills. The art will be nature themed and be a collection of small, 5×7 or smaller, studies. Pieces may include anything from flowers, birds, sealife, or bugs. If it is part of nature and the environment then it is fair game. Day one began on August 12, 2017. I am optimistic that I will be able to see the project through. However I am apprehensive on staying on track during upcoming travel and show commitments.

I usually am able to devote time to my art daily, however I am often inconsistent as to what that means. I may draw, or work on a larger painting, or I may be making working on other things that I need to get done in preparation for shows. Sometimes my art related work is spent traveling to or being at an art show. What I haven't been able to do is establish a routine of daily practice. This is why the 100 day project is important to me. It is an opportunity for me to start creating good habits, and to set aside some time to practice and study in my craft.

Here is my first week of daily painting and what I learned from each.
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Belted Kingfisher and Red Squirrel Watercolor Paintings

I have been slow to post lately but at least I have been painting. Small watercolor paintings of little critters bring me joy. They give me a place to run away to as I bring them to life.

Two of my most recent favorites are both 5×7 inches and have matting that is custom painted to coordinate perfectly.

The Belted Kingfisher sold right away but the Red Squirrel is available in my Etsy Store.

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