Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Thirty Paintings in 30 Days - Nos. 26, 27, 28 & 29


The Great Wave off Kanagawa  (After Katsushika Hokusai)- W/C batik - 8 X 10
Women - (After 19th / early 20th century Japanese woodblock prints) 
W/C batiks - 5 X 7

Woodblock printing has been used for centuries in China, and was adopted by Japan during the 17th - 19th centuries.

I think I'm drawn to them because they remind me of batiks.  Thought I would try my hand at a few during the challenge.





12 comments:

  1. Chris. these are beautiful, specially the second one, my favorite! I'm gonna miss your daily paintings when Leslie's challenge is over. :)

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  2. Oh, thanks, Helen. I'm hoping we both paint a lot. Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely watercolors!

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  3. Wow Chris, every one of these just takes my breath...
    I love seeing these, still mesmerized by the terracotta pots...

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  4. is there anything you cannot do, Chris!!!!
    These are amazingly good. I know artists who do the woodcuts all the time and they do not have your control or eye for finesse. great work. Looking forward to seeing more.

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  5. No, no, no, Julie. These are not woodblock prints. They are batiks based on woodblock prints. Sorry that I didn't make that very clear in my post. I actually tried making lino-cuts once & cut my fingers to bits. I have a real respect for these artists.

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  6. LOL thanks, Chris. I was truly amazed. Still am at the quality of your wonderful work.

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  7. Chris, your work is always so surprising, so unique!
    Love the beauty of your waves, so many beautiful blue!

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  8. Thank you for your kind comments, Martine!

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  9. These are an amazing group that is so sensitive in your execution, the curl of the wave seems just right! WOW

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