Like some apocalyptic prophet, I’m holding up a sign. The end is, indeed, near. The end of my 100-day creative adventure, that is.
Today marks the calendar end for my personal project. The “official” 100-day project ended quite some time ago. I started late, and I’ll be finishing even later than I’d planned.
It’s been quite an adventure, indeed. I’ve learned a lot about watercolors — how to use them, how not to use them. I’ve learned a lot about artistic style — what it is, how to develop it. I’ve learned many different watercolor techniques — washes, dry brush, and more.
Watercolor has been an important part of my art study over the last few months. I needed this time to help me gain a greater sense of freedom in my art. I needed the chance to explore, to follow new pathways, and to take risks with my painting. Watercolor gave me the opportunity to do all of these things.
For now, I will still be working with watercolor, and I’ll still be plodding along until I come to the end of Watercolour Painting with Aubrey Phillips. But not for much longer. The end is near, and soon I’ll be setting my watercolors aside. I’m not packing them away as I did several years ago. They’ll still be here in my studio, still close at hand, and from time to time I will still be using them. But just not so much as I have in recent months.
I’ve enjoyed this time with watercolor — and with Aubrey Phillips — and I’m grateful to everyone who’s followed along on this journey, offering encouragement and making suggestions. My watercolor ability has definitely improved, and that’s what this 100-day creative adventure was all about.
It’s been a fun time! And now, it’s time to move on to other things. I look forward to seeing where my art journey takes me next.