Continuing from where I left off during last year's September Sketch Fest, here are drawings from my Sketchbook #27 (from May–December 2006). These will be sometimes thematically grouped, but they're in no particular order.
Having successfully completed 33 on 33, my plein air painting journey across the section of Highway 33 that cuts through PEC, painting one site-specific oil painting per day for 33 consecutive days, I'm going to explore and study the subject of the County even further –going back to school, in a manner of speaking– learning what makes PEC so special to the folks who live here by asking the big question:
"What's YOUR Prince Edward County?"
Last December, I stayed awake for 100 hours and (due to a slight miscalculation) painted 101 black & white ink portraits of friends and strangers, and you can read about that project on the Burning the Midnight Oil blog. Here's a short video I made...and here's a selection of portraits from last year's marathon:
That format seemed like a good fit for my County 101 project, so at 4pm on November 18 until 9pm on November 22, I'll undertake another epic painting marathon, i.e. 101 black & white ink paintings of Prince Edward County in 101 consecutive hours. Once again, that means no sleeping for me (see how I managed this in my FAQ from last year). And, also once again, the whole thing will be streamed live so you can watch it unfold on the County 101 Ustream Channel.
For County 101, all of the subject matter will be suggested by PEC residents (of course, being a County resident, I also get a choice). I'll be accepting suggestions of subjects until October 9. If you'd like to get involved, send your suggestion of, and a sentence about a person, place, or thing that you think best represents Prince Edward County (photos welcome, too) to email@example.com.