100 Portraits of Ava by Karen
May to September 2020
From May to September 2020, I took part in the 100 Days Project Scotland 2020 to practise making art. I chose to create 100 portraits of my daughter, Ava, from a single reference photograph, taken during the first lockdown in 2020, using a variety of techniques with various mediums and materials that were available to me.
Some days I was creating a portrait in a scant few minutes, others I laboured for hours, and the rest were somewhere in-between. Many of the portraits didn’t resemble my daughter, but instead were made of the joys and woes of experimentation. Some days I fought with my lack of experience with the different mediums, materials and techniques. Other days were calm, restful, almost meditative days of play. Here are the results of my 100 days.