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Before I say goodbye to the #ICAD2020 challenge, here’s what I created over those 61 days. I’ll admit, the format annoyed me. I didn’t like the texture of the index cards, and no amount of texturizing ground or gesso would …

#icad2020 61/61 — The End!

#icad2020 — 61/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

It’s the last day of the challenge. I’m both relieved and sad. I truly preferred the #100daychallenge because I had more choices—size-wise, paper-wise. Both challenges, however, forced me to produce something every …

#icad2020 59/61

#icad2020 — 59/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

Done in gouache over watercolor. Two more cards to go!

#icad2020 58/61

#icad2020 — 58/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

I watercolored the background then layered on soft pastels. It’s kind of boring, but I do miss the beach on a stormy day.

#icad2020 57/61, plus…

#icad2020 — 57/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

Okay, so maybe I’m not the best at drawing animals…. This was taken from a photo of our goat Phil inside the goat pen. It’s done in pastels, which are hard to …

#icad2020 56/61

#icad2020 — 56/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

This was fun! I used a paper towel to smoosh leftover black paint all over a card. I thought they looked like black roses. But I love color, so I then cut …

#icad2020 55/61

#icad2020 — 55/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

I love this. I watercolored the top with swipes of Prussian blue, the bottom with green-gold. When it was dry, I brought out my NuPastels and rubbed the tiniest dots I could …

#icad2020 54/61

#icad2020 — 54/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

Just one week left of this challenge! I have tons of thoughts about what I want to work on when this is all over. Plus, I have online classes lined up to …

#icad2020 53/61

#icad2020 — 53/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

I doodled on top of a “smoosh” card loaded with leftover gouache from my previous two paintings. I had the gouache in round wells and used a single paper towel, opening it …

#icad2020 52/61

#icad2020 — 52/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

I saw an owl that looked something like this in a magazine and decided to give it a try. What fun!! It’s done in gouache, charcoal pencil, and Posca pens.

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