The 100 Day Project: Day One

Sunday 18 February 2024

Good afternoon, loves.

So, as good as my word, here I am with day one of the 100 day project.

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I've been mulling over this return for some time, and I've also been doing a lot of thinking about my art practice and all things around that. In other words, I've been stuck in my head far too much, especially when creating art. Why so serious? It's not like I'm Van Gogh is it?! Lol. 

So, I guess my creative project is to play, somewhat abstractly. I really wanted my focus to be exploration and enjoyment with very little care given to outcome. I have so many art supplies gathering dust in the corners of my study due to overthinking their use. I don't need to be precious about this stuff, I just need to have fun in the process of using it all! 

Today's piece was inspired by these blossom trees I saw in Runnymede today:

Here's a look at the process and how it turned out:

I used some Zinc White heavy body acrylic paint, both on its own, and mixed with acrylic ink in Payne's Grey on my gelli plate to create the background both of which I had never tried before! I guessed that the acrylic paint and ink would mix well together and they did, a word of warning - a little goes a long way! I must confess that the gelli plate had never been out of its packaging, but it was so fun to use. I then added some Sepia acrylic ink with the dropper in the bottle and scratched/spread with a dip pen which was also fresh out of its box! Finished by flicking on some acrylic ink in White and Portrait Pink using a very wet paint brush. It didn't take too long, I enjoyed myself, and I didn't hate the finished product. I think we can call that a win.

If you'd like to follow along on Instagram you'll find me here, and I'll be using the hashtag #100daysofabstractplay. I'm really excited to see this little red sketchbook filled to the brim with fun experiments. 

Please let me know in the comments if you're taking part, I'd love to check your project out and give some support!

See you tomorrow,

Rebecca x

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