31 Days in July : Matt Sesow


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This page: The "31 Days in July", by Matt Sesow: 2013. The tenth year of the project




































matt sesow selftaught artist

"Sole Survivor"
oil on stretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 1, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
*SOLD
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Bug in a Rug"
oil on stretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 2, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
reserved for Transformer gallery November 2013 Auction
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Head for the Hills"
oil on stretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 3, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
$600
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Rebel"
oil on stretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 4, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
*SOLD
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Dandy"
acrylic on stretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 5, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
*SOLD
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"To the Rescue"
oil on stretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 6, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
Available from 19KAREN gallery in Queensland, Australia
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Running from the Bull"
acrylic on unstretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 7, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
available from Artevistas Gallery in Barcelona, Spain
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Pope"
acrylic/oil on stretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 8, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
*SOLD
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Force Fed"
acrylic/oil on stretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 9, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
*SOLD
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Touring"
acrylic on unstretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 10, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
*SOLD
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Watch Dog, with Fish (nuclear)"
acrylic/oil on stretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 11, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
*SOLD
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Game of Chicken"
oil on unstretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 12, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
Available from 19KAREN gallery in Queensland, Australia
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Happy Buddha"
acrylic on unstretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 13, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
*SOLD
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Dust Bunny"
oil on stretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 14, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
$700
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing"
oil on unstretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 15, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
*SOLD
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"The Dog Days of Summer"
oil on stretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 16, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
*SOLD
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Shark"
acrylic on stretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 17, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
*SOLD
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Toot Your Own Horn"
acrylic/oil on stretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 18, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
*SOLD
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Red-Hot American Summer"
oil on unstretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 19, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
available from Artevistas Gallery in Barcelona, Spain
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Tormented"
acrylic/oil on unstretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 20, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
available from Artevistas Gallery in Barcelona, Spain
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Boys don't Cry"
acrylic/oil on stretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 21, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
*SOLD
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Little Prince"
acrylic/oil on stretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 22, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
$500
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Big Fish"
acrylic/oil on stretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 23, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
*SOLD
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Awkward Donkey"
acrylic/oil on stretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 24, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
*SOLD
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Take no Prisoners"
acrylic/oil on stretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 25, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
Available from 19KAREN gallery in Queensland, Australia
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Sacrifice"
acrylic on unstretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 26, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
*SOLD
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Self-Destructive Bunny"
acrylic on unstretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 27, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
$500
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Green Lincoln"
acrylic/oil on stretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 28, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
Available from 19KAREN gallery in Queensland, Australia
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Bad Kitty"
acrylic/oil on stretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 29, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
*SOLD
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Hero"
acrylic/oil on stretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 30, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
$700
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matt sesow selftaught artist

"Happily Ever After"
acrylic on stretched canvas
30" x 40"
July 31, 2013 of the 10th annual "31 Days in July" project
*SOLD
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(click image for 31 Days in July 2006)


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All images and paintings copyright Matt Sesow.

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CLICK HERE FOR 31 DAYS IN JULY, 2012...

*In 2008, Sesow and Ellyn painted during the month of July in China CLICK HERE FOR MORE ABOUT 2008 JULY IN CHINA

The "31 Days in July" project was conceived and launched in July 2003 by Washington, DC artists Matt Sesow and Dana Ellyn. Inspired by the March 20, 2003 invasion of Iraq by the United States, Sesow and Ellyn wanted to immerse themselves in a project that would not only emphasize their dedication to painting but also help entice them to document the historical events taking place within their lifespan. They decided to commemorate each month of July by creating paintings about the news of the day. The 31 paintings are created and completed in Washington, DC.

Each day, during the month of July, Sesow and Ellyn awake to pour through the morning news looking for inspiration to guide the day’s painting. Each painting must be started on the day it was inspired. At the end of July, at midnight, all 31 paintings are completed.

During the first seven years of the project, Sesow and Ellyn limited themselves to using the front page print edition of the Washington Post as their guide. Beginning in 2011, the artists decided that the print edition of the Washington Post no longer adequately covers the important news in a timely fashion and oftentimes diverts reader focus to trivial fluff. The artists now scour a multitude of references including domestic and international sources ( such as Democracy Now, Al Jazeera, RT, and the Guardian ). Emphasis being on “historical importance” and the political influence enacted by Washington, DC on world events. They will look to what was, and what wasn’t covered by mainstream media, to provide inspiration.

This project occurs each year during the month of July. Results will be posted here on sesow.com and are usually available for sale to collectors and galleries.