100 DAY DRAWING CHALLENGE

Welcome to my #100daydrawingchallenge!

The works pictured are #worksinprogress, please indicate interest in a piece if you are interested in purchasing when it’s completed. Some works below are currently being painted in this manner. Please contact me to express interest in a work by email: elisabethhowlett@internode.on.net, individual posts on social media, or private messaging on social media.

 

This is the beginnings of my version of the magnificent Australian "Gymea Lily", charcoal and acrylic on canvas, ready for next layer, oil paint- 51 x 51cm / 20 x 20". This is a very large flower and I was lucky enough to have one this last season, sitting indoors in a massive huge outdoor type urn, there was no vase of mine that came even close to big enough. I missed a day or 2 drawing over the last week as I've had ill family members. Only a couple more days in my #100daysofdrawing to go, and I'm grateful for so much support I've received from all of you. It's been so fantastic, thank you!!!! Day 98 of 100 #100dayproject #100daysofcreating #workinprogress #charcoaldrawing #drawtopaint #gymealily #australianflowers #nativeflower #lifebetterwithart #adelaideartist #painter #elisabethhowlett

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The jolly old fellow. Time to start listening to some Christmas music methinks. Day 94 of 100

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Getting my Christmas cheer on. Preparing to go to my daughter's class to make Christmas cards tomorrow. Day 92 #ochristmastree #christmasstar

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A floral bouquet commenced, its inspired by the work of @thepetalworkshop. 61 x 61cm / 24 x 36" Day 90 of 100

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Magnolias, anthuriums and orchids, and an urn. #elegantbloom series Day 89 of 100

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Two types of roses, orchids and an urn. #elegantbloom series. Day 88 of 100

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Floral arrangement (detail) of roses and peoneys in an urn. Day 87 of 100.

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Floral arrangement charcoal on canvas. Day 85 of 100

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I am exited to show you the beginnings of an oil painting inspired by a gorgeous banksia bouquet by Annabelle Dixon @the_dailys. It caught my eye and I kept coming back to it. Can you tell it's got a window behind it? Acrylic on a 30×40" canvas prepared #bigboldblooms style, a most fabulous course I did with @lynnwhipple Day 42 of 100 #100daysofdrawing #underpainting #doitfortheprocess #100dayproject #100daysofcreating #banksia #banksias #banksiaflower #nativeflowers #australiannatives #australianflowers #flowersofinstagtam #flowerstagram #flowers #bouquet #itsallabouttheflowers #infullbloom #thejoyoftheullbloom #thejoyoflivingwithart #painter #adelaideartist #elisabethhowlett #artgirl #birdandlillypilly

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Simple bloom today as have been doing some delicious painting for my collectors. Have hand coloured in acrylic. If I've learnt anything from this process thus far is that I am a painter. Am v comfortable with a paint brush. Assessing colour without thinking (right brain / left brain thing). Doing so much drawing I am preparing a good many canvases, but every time I pick up the brush in earnest I realise I miss painting very much. The discipline of preparing a new drawing on canvas everyday is however in my best interest in preparing more paintings, more works, and is more rewarding than challenging!!! Day 35 of 100 #100daysofdrawing #doitfortheprocess #100dayproject #100daysofcreating #drawtopaint #floralarrangement #flowers #bouquet #itsallabouttheflowers #infullbloom #ontheedgewherethereisjoy #elisabethhowlett #artgirl #birdandlillypilly

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Lemon gum. (not lemon scented). The leaves and flowers look like a waterfall cascading down. Colours are gorgeous, including capsules, looks like they've got powder on them. So have arranged vase in a similar way. This is a 2 day drawing, large canvas, 40 x 48" or 101 x 120cm. This is the 3rd of 5 of my Gum Blossom series. Very satisfying standing in front of large canvas. What I do is take about a squillion photos of my arrangement until I get everything "right" ie just the way I want it. I get a good quality photo and work from that down the track when I'm ready. Day 33 of 100 #100daysofdrawing #doitfortheprocess #100dayproject #100daysofcreating #drawtopaint #floralarrangement #flowers #bouquet #itsallabouttheflowers #infullbloom #natives #nativeflowers #australianflowers #ontheedgewherethereisjoy #elisabethhowlett #artgirl

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I feel like I'm in a florist shop ATM and loving it. I spent all day yesterday preparing for my #bigboldblooms2 art course, and didn't get to post this last night. These are "seed" drawings to prepare for larger works on canvas. I'll be doing this course for the next month, so you'll probably get to see things develop. I don't usually draw with textas but I've used coloured sharpies and these absolutely beautiful Tombow textas – a generous paintbrush tip on one end and a fine tip at the other. They were expensive but loved working with them. Day 31 of 100 #bigboldblooms #100daysofdrawing #doitfortheprocess #100dayproject #100daysofcreating #drawtopaint #floralarrangement #flowers #bouquet #itsallabouttheflowers #infullbloom #freshflowers #ontheedgewherethereisjoy #elisabethhowlett #artgirl #birdandlillypilly

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This is "Hakea", charcoal drawing on acrylic primed canvas 36 x36" or 91 x 91cm. I didn't quite finish the drawing before I got the paintbrush out. I'll be preparing the drawings for some of my larger arrangements for 3 series onto canvas eg "Gum Blossom Series" and "Black Cockatoo" series plus one more, as part of my 100 day challenge. Some are in preparation for my upcoming exhibition at the Wine Centre March 2017. Day 30 of 100 #hakea #100daysofdrawing#doitfortheprocess#100dayproject#100daysofcreating#drawtopaint#willowcharcoaloncanvas#floralarrangement#flowers#bouquet#itsallabouttheflowers#infullbloom#natives#australiannatives#ontheedgewherethereisjoy#elisabethhowlett#artgirl#birdandlillypilly

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Today's drawing, can't wait to put some colour on this one!!! 12×12" willow charcoal on canvas board. #corymbiaficifolia#redfloweringgum

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