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Artwork,  Painting Series

100 Day Project 2022: Part 3

Let’s do another 100 Day Project update.  Last update covered days 1 through 7, this one let’s look at days 8 through 18.  A small refresher for anyone not familiar with the 100 Day Project.  It’s an event where people around the world commit to 100 days exploring their creativity in some way.  You choose your own focus and do something towards it each day of the challenge.  It’s so interesting to see the different projects that artists are doing around the world and watch their progress.  Check out #the100DayProject on Instagram to see some of the artists’ posts for the challenge.  

This year my project is 30+ minutes in the studio every day.  I missed two days recently and have been debating how to handle it this year.  In years past I would make up the day, but it feels more in line with my goal of the project to add the days to extend the challenge than to make up the minutes on a same day.  So, I think that’s how I’ll deal with that situation whenever it comes up (which it likely will again, because I’m human).  Even though I missed a couple days in the studio, I still had plenty of art time during these 10 days – about 14.5 hours.

Work in progress photo of Summer Afternoon on the Porch by Laura Jaen Smith. Painting from Quarry Farm Elmira, New York.
Summer Day on the Porch by Laura Jaen Smith. Acrylic landscape painting of porch of Quarry Farm Elmira, NY where Mark Twain wrote looking out to yard

On the last update I shared the beginning of this painting based on my visit last year at Quarry Farm during the Clemens and the Pen artist retreat.  Most of last week was spent painting, varnishing, and prepping this piece for the upcoming show.  You can find Summer Day on the Porch, 14×18, acrylic on canvas at Community Arts of Elmira through April 30th (check out my Events page for details). 

Work in progress photo of Sketchy Tree ink drawing by Laura Jaen Smith
Work in progress photo of Sketchy Tree 4 by Laura Jaen Smith. Ink drawing in progress.

I also had just started this ink painting based off a scene found at the bottom of Businessman’s Lunch Falls in Ithaca, New York at the last update.  In the past few days I’ve made some progress on this piece and I’m excited to see it come all together!  

You can follow along real time over on social media!

I’m excited to see where this project goes this year!  Are you participating in the 100 Day Project this year too?  I’d love to know what your project is and follow along!  

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