#100dayproject Day 52

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Gouache paint on top of a screenprint I made for an Iowa State print show.

#rachelcarsonismyheroine (the theme was who is your hero?) #environmentalist

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#100dayproject Day 50 (halfway done!)

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Gouache paint on scrap of printed envelope.

Some pattern studies come almost predetermined. This scrap had a flower shape on it that I’d screenprinted ages ago. I thought of a radiant sun sitting in the cosmos.

I need to focus on warmth, love and beauty during these crazy times surrounding us. It’s one of the things that helps me not feel paralyzed and keeps me feeling (not numbed out) so I can be a good wife, mother, friend and citizen of this earth. Making art has helped me navigate this life and today is no different. So let’s all keep creating, speaking out, shining lights on the goodness around us and negative things that need forgiveness and restoration. We need each other.

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#100dayproject Day 49

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Gouache paint on scrap of white paper. As I painted this I kept thinking about a koi pond I had the pleasure of seeing out on Cape Cod one summer. Their movement through the water was so graceful.

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#100dayproject Day 48

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Gouache on paper scrap. I’ve always loved placing with transparent vs. opaque inks/paints.
Look at how the magenta peeks through the transparent bits of yellow…

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#100dayproject Day Day 46

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Pattern study created by stumbling upon a piece of paper I’d tested out a rubber stamp on. Gouache paint. It feels like daytime fireworks…;)

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#100dayproject Day 45

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

 

#100dayproject Day 45

Upcycled cookbook tearsheet. Gouache on paper with rubber stamps. I should could have cropped off the illustration on the right but chose to let this “study” be just that: an exercise in discovering what works, what doesn’t. True exploration isn’t always “pretty”….

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