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  • [15/100] Spent so long figuring out how I wanted to color block this background and not even sure I like it all that much!
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It’s funny (and I may have already said this before), because I used to see simple paintings like this and think “that looks so easy, I could do that myself”. And sure, copying this would be 100% easy if you knew a little about watercolor. You know what I’ve now realized is not easy? Coming up with things like this from scratch. It took me 2-ish hours to do this small painting. 30 min was spent doing the actual painting/waiting for layers to dry. The other 1.5 hours? All the work beforehand. Ideating, sketching, and deciding where the lines should go and how the colors should all work together.
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And I consider this quick! It ‘only’ took 1.5 hours of ideating and sketching because of all the previous practice and painting I have done in the last two years. Two years ago, I would’ve never been able to create this in 2 hours. Two years ago when I did my first 100 Day Project, it took me an entire day just to do one simple, similar painting in my sketchbook.
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So now, when I look at seemingly simple paintings made by experienced artists, I understand all the work behind it. Sometimes, an entire lifetime’s worth of exploration, practice, and iterations. I know most of you understand this well. But sometimes we all need a reminder—that creating art (like anything in life, really) isn’t always as easy as it looks. Whatever your process, just make sure you’re enjoying it and having fun. The more fun you’re having, the more you’ll make, and the better you’ll get 🤓😁! #notamanifesto #seriouslynottryingtobeamanifesto🤣 #bycc_100ColorPalettes
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Paint: @danielsmithartistsmaterials watercolors
Paper: @arches.art bright white 140# CP
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#watercolor #watercolorart #geometricart #geometryart #geometricwatercolor #watercoloring #watercolorpainting #originalart #nycartists #createeveryday #abstractart #modernart #gradient #watercolorillustration #watercolorartist #watercolorgradient #colorpalette #watercolorpalette #bycarriechan #danielsmithwatercolors  #archesart #the100DayProject #100DayProject
  • [15/100] Spent so long figuring out how I wanted to color block this background and not even sure I like it all that much!
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    It’s funny (and I may have already said this before), because I used to see simple paintings like this and think “that looks so easy, I could do that myself”. And sure, copying this would be 100% easy if you knew a little about watercolor. You know what I’ve now realized is not easy? Coming up with things like this from scratch. It took me 2-ish hours to do this small painting. 30 min was spent doing the actual painting/waiting for layers to dry. The other 1.5 hours? All the work beforehand. Ideating, sketching, and deciding where the lines should go and how the colors should all work together.
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    And I consider this quick! It ‘only’ took 1.5 hours of ideating and sketching because of all the previous practice and painting I have done in the last two years. Two years ago, I would’ve never been able to create this in 2 hours. Two years ago when I did my first 100 Day Project, it took me an entire day just to do one simple, similar painting in my sketchbook.
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    So now, when I look at seemingly simple paintings made by experienced artists, I understand all the work behind it. Sometimes, an entire lifetime’s worth of exploration, practice, and iterations. I know most of you understand this well. But sometimes we all need a reminder—that creating art (like anything in life, really) isn’t always as easy as it looks. Whatever your process, just make sure you’re enjoying it and having fun. The more fun you’re having, the more you’ll make, and the better you’ll get 🤓😁! #notamanifesto #seriouslynottryingtobeamanifesto 🤣 #bycc_100ColorPalettes
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    Paint: @danielsmithartistsmaterials watercolors
    Paper: @arches.art bright white 140# CP
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    #watercolor #watercolorart #geometricart #geometryart #geometricwatercolor #watercoloring #watercolorpainting #originalart #nycartists #createeveryday #abstractart #modernart #gradient #watercolorillustration #watercolorartist #watercolorgradient #colorpalette #watercolorpalette #bycarriechan #danielsmithwatercolors #archesart #the100DayProject #100DayProject
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  • Once you visit a sanctuary, where "farmed" animals live in peace and freedom without any exploitation, you will realize that you cannot eat these wonderful beings. You will take them into your heart in the same way you already do with pets. ♥️
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If you are living in Berlin like myself, you can visit the sanctuary @lasstdietiereleben. 🐖
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Thanks @ginacorleone for providing the idea for this message, and thanks @inkenvancleef for providing the chalk to draw it. ✌️
  • Once you visit a sanctuary, where "farmed" animals live in peace and freedom without any exploitation, you will realize that you cannot eat these wonderful beings. You will take them into your heart in the same way you already do with pets. ♥️
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    If you are living in Berlin like myself, you can visit the sanctuary @lasstdietiereleben. 🐖
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    Thanks @ginacorleone for providing the idea for this message, and thanks @inkenvancleef for providing the chalk to draw it. ✌️
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  • Well this project has been rife with problems. Bad varnish, weird lumpy paint, nicks, contaminates like crazy. The problem with Black 2.0 is it has a gouache-like quality in that it reactivates with water. It has to be sealed. Obviously a glossy varnish would cause issues with the light absorption and make it less black. I went matte and it’s horribly streaky. Then my satin varnish streaked as well making the contrasting outer area just as messy. About the only thing that went right was the neon edge ground effects. (The idea for which I flat out stole from Rocky Horton’s excellent work I saw at the @theartscompany recently) It seems doomed, but I may gesso over this and try again... after some serious experimentation of course. #❤️🎨🌌 #neon #blackhole #circles
  • Well this project has been rife with problems. Bad varnish, weird lumpy paint, nicks, contaminates like crazy. The problem with Black 2.0 is it has a gouache-like quality in that it reactivates with water. It has to be sealed. Obviously a glossy varnish would cause issues with the light absorption and make it less black. I went matte and it’s horribly streaky. Then my satin varnish streaked as well making the contrasting outer area just as messy. About the only thing that went right was the neon edge ground effects. (The idea for which I flat out stole from Rocky Horton’s excellent work I saw at the @theartscompany recently) It seems doomed, but I may gesso over this and try again... after some serious experimentation of course. #❤️🎨🌌 #neon #blackhole #circles
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