Friday, December 31, 2010

Painting No. 100 - Snowy Morning

12" x 9" - Oil on Canvas

It's hard to believe I can finally say this but... here is No. 100! I was cutting it too close and am so glad this one came together this morning. Whew.

We had some snow this week and decided to take a trip around our little area to snap some photos before going sledding. There is this perfect little barn right by our house that I've been wanting to paint all year and finally got to it for this one. Because there was naturally so much white in this I decided to paint it on a canvas I had primed with a bright orange. I figured that would help give it some weird color patches and also help me know where I had painted.

And with that we'll call it a day. 100 paintings in the books.

As this is the final one for the year I wanted to give a special thanks to everyone who helped me get through these 100. I could never have finished with out the help, support and healthy criticism from Leslie, Mom, Dad, Meredith, Tracy & Chris.

A HUGE thanks to everyone who bought paintings from the Etsy site. That was the ultimate encouragement and it's crazy that most of these are now living with people I've never met.

It is a stupid luxury that I get to paint. There are hungry people in the world and I have been given the opportunity to make art. I'm not taking that for granted. It was a blessing to have the chance to do this and I's so glad I could share it with all of you.

I'm still kicking around what to do for next year but check back in a week or so. I've got some ideas but want to gauge what it will take before committing.

See you in 2011!

4 comments:

  1. So I just checked in especially to see if you'd hit 100, and lo! you have! Congratulations!

    "Looking Outside" is definitely my favorite from these last ten. Whatever wall that one winds up gracing will be worlds classier for having it. --Meanwhile, we're working on getting some of your others framed so that our own walls can be graced!

    I'm trying to figure out whether I feel up to committing myself to 100 (or, more likely, 50) of something myself . . . we'll see. This blog has been inspiring, but there are only a couple of art forms I'm remotely good at, so I'm having to do some gauging of my own!

    I'm really thrilled that you made the 100. Congratulations again, and happy new year!

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  2. Bro, you did it!!! I am so very proud of you--what a huge accomplishment!!!! I'm so glad you pushed yourself this year and let so many others enjoy your talent. This painting is just beautiful, and a perfect way to end!

    Love you so much and can't wait to see what you'll do in 2011!!

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  3. Congrats Man! You did it! I knew you could.

    Glad to have quite a few hanging on my walls!

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  4. Congrats, Adam! You're an inspiration.

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