Friday, September 4, 2009

100 in 100, Day 96?

self portrait with cucumber


Yes, I think this is Day 96. I have all kinds of excuses why there was a gap here, near the finish line. The garden harvest is demanding my attention. The girls needed to get ready to go back to school. I'm lazy.

The real reasons are more likely that switching to painting was much harder for me than drawing with pastel, and also that nearing 100 forces me to think about what the heck I'm doing and where I want to go next. So. Of course, I ran away ran away ran away! But I came back! And though I value creating everyday, my realistic goal for this project was to complete 100 works of art in 100 days.

I did number 84 on Tuesday night, and it turned out pretty clunky, so I was discouraged. So I skipped a day, and then, on Thursday, I did numbers 85 through 90. Then today, I did 91 through 95.


4 days left to complete 5 more works to make it to 100 in 100.



(84)
self portrait with clouds
oil on paper, 17x14 inches



(85)
self portrait, red tube
oil on paper, 17x14 inches



(86)
self portrait, nude in the studio
oil on paper, 17x14 inches



(87)
self portrait with pepper and paintbrush
oil on paper, 17x14 inches


(88)
self portrait, modest
oil on paper, 17x14 inches


(89)
self portrait, ultramarine
oil on paper, 17x14 inches


(90)
self portrait, goddess
oil on paper, 17x14 inches


(91)
self portrait in the studio
pastel, 17x14 inches


(92)
self portrait, blue rectangle
pastel, 17x14 inches


(93)
self portrait, standing
pastel, 17x14 inches


(94)
self portrait, holding shoulder
pastel, 17x14 inches


(95)
self portrait with scarf
pastel, 17x14 inches

4 comments:

judiPatootie said...

bRAVO Awesome.. love the clouds.. and how wonderful to paint your self semi nude.. BRAVO>> great work, GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!!you arae a beautiful woman.. thanks for sharing and being so open..

Rowena said...

I am SOOOO impressed with your whole body of work. I see so much growth in your paintings and drawings. Even the "clunky" one, I love. So brave, so bold.

Almost there to the end... I'm saving my applause for 100. :)

Anonymous said...

I really like the cloud one and the ultramarine one.

I can't even draw stick figures, so I think what you do is marvellous.

Buckeye ...

Dirk Gently said...

Clunky? Artists should never critique their own work. Believe it or not, #84 is my favorite in this batch. I won't do a countdown from there, but I love them almost all (ok, there is one that I only kind-of like.) I'm starting to get sad that there are only 5 left in the series. You'll have to start all over with trees, I guess :^)

BTW, the cucumber might have topped the list but it's not fair to compare a photo to this series. Maybe that's where you can go next. It must be nice to have so many talents.