AMAZING WORK...!!! So unique and absolutely beautiful!
Chris, this is just phenomenal! Truly amazing, especially that translucence in the eye!
Gorgeous, as usual, Chris! Yes, I plan on doing the 30 in 30!
Thank you for the lovely comment, Hilda!
Thank you so much, Sherry. You made my day!
Thanks, Laurie. Since you will be in the 30-30, I will be in good company!!
I'm so glad you commented on my blog because it lead me here! I'm so excited to see your 30 paintings in 30 days as you post them. Daily painting is my bliss. Enjoy! I just subscribed to your blog.Kali
Beautiful, and very unique. I love your batiks! How's that for a rhyme?
Didn't know you were a poet, did you Kelly? Thanks!!
Thanks, Kali! I'm glad I found your work, too. I love your artwork and your writing.
Hi Chris! Great work on this one! And I guess I'm crazy, but I'll be joining Leslie's group of happy painters during January! See you then!
That's wonderful, Helen! I know you're up for the challenge. Your beautiful artwork will make a great addition to Leslie's project!!
Did you ever find a good source for the unryu paper you used that you liked a lot? I know you were having trouble finding it. Is it different from mulberry paper?
I think Unryu is a type of Mulberry paper, Kelly. It is the paper my batik instructor used when I took my first class. No, I never found the paper I was looking for but I'm used to the type of Kinwashi I'm using now.
Where do you find your kinwashi? Kin means "gold" in Japanese, I bet it's the good stuff :)
When I run out and need a quick fix, I can usually find Kinwashi by the large sheet at any local art supply store. We are fortunate to have Dick Blick in Portland, so that's almost always a sure thing. Usually, though, I'll pick up a roll of Kinwashi at New York Central Art Supply (in New York, of course). They're very dependable. I would highly recommend them. If you or anyone else is going to use a roll, go to their online catalog (the paper catalog) and you'll find it in the back of the catalog under Art Paper Rolls - Asia. You can get white or cream. I like white (though it's really an off white). Anything else I can help you with, let me know.
I found your post now but not too late. I was away for a couple of weeks in December. Thanks for writing about the 30-painting-challenge. I probably would have missed it. I am now thinking of participating.Lovely work in this blog.