Friday, December 31, 2010
Painting No. 100 - Snowy Morning
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!