Who knew that 100 days was so long?! Some thoughts at the moment:
- This project is killing me. I have seriously thought about quitting it every single day for the past week. I've come so far and yet 100 days is still so far far away.
- My reasons for wanting to quit have nothing to do with creating a face every single day. Rather, it has to do with the performative aspects of posting a face every single day. Posting so much unfinished and not necessarily "good" art has been tough. Tougher than I would have thought it would be. But, I just keep reminding myself that it's important to share the process and the ugly stuff and the unfinished stuff. Life it not all perfect hair and tidy homes and smiling faces and magically perfect art. I hope that by sharing my messy fits and starts I am encouraging others to keep going and keep pushing and keep practicing.
- Practice really does make a difference. As much as I want to quit this project, I can't. Because I can see the improvement in my faces. I can see it. It's undeniable. Doing this every single day has made me better.
- This is a side note, but I know that I mentioned a few weeks ago that I haven't opened my art journal since I started this project. Well, this past weekend I cracked that bad boy open and got to work. It felt good.
- I still love faces. I'm still fascinated by faces. I'm still amazed by how many methods one can use to create faces and still have more left to try!
And so now without any further ado, here are faces 64-76:
I did a series of gelatin prints, which means you get the first print as well as two ghost prints:
The key to this kind of gelatin printing is to use a paint with a long open time, like Golden Open.
I then used some of those ghost prints for the base of new paintings:
And then I decided to start drawing on leftover pieces of paper on my desk:
And more gelatin prints:
Then I got to playing with frisket film:
And most recently I asked myself the question: how big a surface can I get covered in just 15 minutes?
This piece is 19x24 and about four times bigger than most of the pieces I've been doing in these 100 days.
Do you have a favorite?
- All faces are for sale HERE.
- Face 1
- Faces 2-9
- Faces 10-16
- Faces 17-27
- Faces 28-34
- Faces 35-49
- Faces 50-63
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