[365] in April

Updated: May 2

So I started off this month by actually taking a 3 day break. It was the start of the month, my mom's birthday was on the 3rd and I guess I just needed a few days to rest. I won't say I didn't do other things, for example I had to do a quick sketch for homework on all three days of my break but I didn't take the time and sit down to do my "daily" painting. It was still very much a break and now I am easing back into this.


I think I am seeing the pros and the cons to this kind of challenge... Each month I finish I am like, "hell yeah, I'm amazing.. I just did another month," and then literally that same day, I just continue on with another. It kind of humbles you but at the same time feels like I don't have enough to reflect on what I've done.


Trying to work through that.


April will take me through day 91 through 120!

I will be excited about that 100 day milestone...



Disclaimer:

April 1st-3rd I technically didn't make anything...

but I did make a little triptych to represent those days...



"April 1st"

91/365



"April 2nd"

92/365



"April 3rd"

93/365



April 4th

94/365


April 5th

95/365


April 6th

96/365


April 7th

97/365


April 8th

98/365


April 9th

99/365


April 10th

100/365


April 11th

101/365


April 12th

102/365



April 13th

103/365


April 14th

104/365


April 15th

105/365


April 16th

106/365


April 17th

107/365


April 18th

108/365


April 19th

109/365


April 20th

110/365



April 21st

111/365


April 22nd

112/365


April 23rd

113/365


April 24th

114/365


April 25th

115/365


April 26th

116/365


April 27th

117/365


April 28th

118/365


April 29th

119/365


April 30th

120/365



This was a long hard month but I made it through.


Admittedly there were several days where I didn't paint something. I did however paint something in its place the following day. And that's okay. If anything, this processed showed me that through chaos and stress and sadness, that making time each day for reprieve and for myself, is so important.


I mainly used Dr. PH Martin's Watercolors this month with a few rogue acrylic ink moments.

I switched around from Strathmore Black Mixed Media Paper, to Toned Tan and Toned Blue Mixed Media Paper, and a few times used Arches 140lb Cold Press.


I am still trying to lean into what feels natural and what feels good as I explore color and mark making. For the month of May, I will be painting with ACRYLIC!!! Switching it up to try to revitalize my relationship with acrylic painting.


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