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The 100 Day Project: Part Three

Holy moly, did the past 25 days of the 100 Day Project fly by!  I knew that they would once the Kaleidoscope Project got in full force these last few weeks.  It’s been a busy couple of weeks but I’m pleased with what I’ve accomplished. 

If you’re just finding out about the 100 Day Project, it’s an activity with participants all over the world who commit to 100 days of exploring their creativity.  You pick your theme and make up your own rules, posting your progress along the way.  For my project, I’ve challenged myself to at least 30 minutes in the studio/creating each day.  We’re now on Day 75.  You can catch up on the recap of days 1-25 and 26-50 or check out my highlighted stories over on Instagram (@LauraJaenArt).

These past couple of weeks I’ve definitely had no problem getting the minimum amount of time in.  These are the pieces that I have completed:

Rock Collection by Laura Jaen Smith. Black and white ink drawing of rocks and interesting branch in creek.

I was able to create another ink drawing.  The reference photo for this was taken during my 50 New York Waterfalls project last year at the base of Businessman’s Lunch Falls (or Wells Falls) in Ithaca, New York.  I’ve really been enjoying drawing rocks and rivers lately and am anxious to get back to my sketches soon. 

The majority of the time was spent working on this year’s Kaleidoscope project (previously Summer Mosaic) for 171 Cedar Arts Center.  I began to add more layers to each painting bringing them into fruition.  My theme for the project was City & Country.  I’m constantly inspired by the Finger Lakes Region.  I love how one minute you can be taking in the historic buildings of downtown, and just moments later, enjoying a serene landscape.   This collection of 10 paintings (eight 6″x6″ and two 12″x12″) shows some of the beauty that this area has to offer.  Here is a sneak peek of the paintings from this series!

Sunny Day Skyline by Laura Jaen Smith. Square acrylic landscape painting of downtown Elmira NY looking across Chemung River.
Haybales in Field by Laura Jaen Smith. Square acrylic landscape painting of hay rounds in a country field.
Downtown by Laura Jaen Smith. Square acrylic landscape painting of downtown Elmira near Steele Memorial Library train bridge.
Along the River by Laura Jaen Smith. Square acrylic landscape painting of overcast day along the Chemung River.
Autumn Barn by Laura Jaen Smith. Square acrylic landscape painting of rural barn on fall day with blue sky Corning Beaver Dams NY
City Street by Laura Jaen Smith. Square acrylic landscape painting of downtown Corning NY
Country Sunset by Laura Jaen Smith. Square acrylic landscape painting of farm in distance with yellow, orange, purple sunset.
Autumn Rain by Laura Jaen Smith. Square acrylic landscape painting of Centerway Square Corning NY during rainy fall day. Purple and blues, tables, pathway in distance with yellow lights and reflections.
Alleyway at Sunset by Laura Jaen Smith. Square acrylic landscape painting of Corning NY alley back of buildings
At the Lake by Laura Jaen Smith. Square acrylic landscape painting of cottage lakeside looking through trees to the water

The opening Grand Soiree is a gala fundraiser event TONIGHT(June 15th 7-11pm) at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York!  The event will feature generous hors d’oeuvres, beverages, a live auction, dancing, and the Mosaic Art Pull, which allows guests to purchase artwork to take home that evening.  If you’re looking for last minute tickets, you can go to 171CedarArts.org/kaleidoscope-2019.  I can’t wait to see everyone’s artwork up on the walls and celebrate the completion of this project with everyone! 

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