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100 Day Project 2022: Part 5

This is what I’ve been up to for days 28 through 33 of the 100 Day Project.  If you’re not familiar with the 100 Day Project or want to take a look at the previous days, check out my recent blog posts.  

This week I worked on two different projects – an entry for this year’s Artfully Squared fundraiser at Tioga Arts Council and a commission drawing. 

Susquehanna River by Laura Jaen Smith. Square landscape ink drawing along the Owego Riverwalk
Photo of Susquehanna River ink drawing and Orchids with Orange acrylic painting by Laura Jaen Smith

On the left is the new ink drawing for Artfully Squared called “Susquehanna River” which shows a scene along the Owego Riverwalk.  On the right is the other artwork that I entered “Orchids with Orange” that I painted during last year’s 100 Day Project.  Both are on their way for the event happening next month – check out Tioga Arts Council for more details on how to support the event by purchasing art (and the deadline is coming up on March 26th for anyone wanting to donate still).

Art Intern Snort helped with some photos of the artwork before I shipped them out this weekend.  The pictures were too funny not to share (I just wish I could have gotten it switched to video mode in time). 

Snort the black cat helping with artwork photos
Snort the black cat helping with artwork photos
Snort the black cat helping with artwork photos
Snort the black cat helping with artwork photos
Snort the black cat helping with artwork photos

This week I also worked on a commission piece.  I have quite a bit to go still but here’s a sneak peek from earlier in the week.

Work in progress photo of dog ink drawing commission

Here’s a tip that I use for when I’m working on big or complex pieces. I cover the portion of the surface that I’m not working on so the part I can see feels more manageable and I can focus better.  If that’s something you’ve struggled with, I hope that helps!

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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