100 Gouache faces in 2022

I decided this month (January 2022), to follow along with a fellow artist Danielle Mack who has started a 100 faces in 2022 art challenge on her Instagram account.  I just love her expressive portraits with all those gorgeous visible brushstrokes.

Knowing that I don't usually finish these instagram challenges, I decided that this time I would give myself a focus to keep me engaged and increase the likelihood that I would go far enough into the project that I learn some new things and am able to document them.

My focus is to get more familiar with my set of gouache paints from Winsor & Newton.  I've used them before in a limited capacity, usually within watercolour paintings, but I wanted to give them some special attention for this project.

I'm quite excited about this project because it includes some of my favourite things:

  1. Experimentation
  2. Learning new art techniques
  3. Getting to know new supplies
  4. Faces and Portraits

I hope you'll enjoy following along as I aim to complete 100 faces by the end of 2022.

See the portraits I've completed so far below.