Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Lazy Days of Summer

Unfinished - 20X16 watercolor batik


After a brief reprieve, we're back into the thick heat of summer. 

Fast and furious is not my mantra in these warmer months.   I'm actually trying to stay in the moment and savor the time spent doing artwork, gardening, home projects - anything to prevent these long days from flying by as quickly as they usually do. 

I think it's working.





43 comments:

  1. Great artwork, really great effort and striking to look at. Greetings!

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  2. What a wonderful start. You go girl. And protect those veggies. The gophers would have mine!

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  3. WOW! Lovely piece.
    Are you doing the Sept. 30 Paintings in 30 Days?

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  4. This is such a lovely piece, Chris!!! :)

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  5. It has a lovely feel to it. maybe the softer colors. I will be interested to see what it is like when you call it finished because it looks great now.

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  6. I really love this piece, Chris, and what a delightful scare(?)crow! :)
    Sharon

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  7. An absolutely phenomenal painting, Chris. You are so talented! Love the scarecrow; I want her figure!!

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  8. Greetings, and thank you, Blogoratti!

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  9. Thank you, Helen. And we're fortunate not to have any gophers around here.

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  10. Thanks, Julie. Just a little touch up on the sleeves - maybe bring some of the orange down.

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  11. Thank you, Sharon. The scarecrow is from a local farm with allotments for community gardening. They have annual scarecrow contests which is really hilarious.

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  12. Thank you, Sherry. I love the scarecrow, too and I haven't had that figure for like 30 years.

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  13. Thanks, Sue. No, I'm not doing the 30-30 Challenge this time - probably in January, though. How about you?

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  14. Wonderful painting, Chris. And I like your comments about living in the moment too. Important to remember - maybe I will make myself a sign and post it on my easel!

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  15. summer heat? nice day today and now back to rain :/

    great shadows on this, and your colours work so well together :)

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  16. This looks great to me as it is Chris! It has a lovely softness to it...I will be waiting to see it finished. I have forgotton what hot days are like, spring is just around the corner here!

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  17. Gorgeous painting! Enjoy the summer days, Chris. Oh, and that scare crow is the loveliest I have ever seen!

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  18. Beautiful WIP!!! And your scarecrow is divine! <3

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  19. Thank you, Pat. The sign is a good idea!

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  20. Thanks, Jennifer. A rainy day in Scotland...

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  21. Thanks, Karen. Springtime in New Zealand must be beautiful!

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  22. Thanks, Judy. The scarecrow lives in a community allotment on a nearby farm.

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  23. yeah I know it wouldn't be Scotland without the rain :p

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  24. Unfinished? To me, it already looks like an amazing piece of art. I can't imagine it being more beautiful than it already is. Your scarecrow is also the prettiest and most fashionable one I have ever seen... :)

    I hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

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  25. Thanks, Dee! It's almost finished. Oh, I love the scarecrow, too, but she's not mine. She's from a community garden on a farm near my house.
    Hope you have a great weekend, too!!

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  26. Ah Chris - I think it looks finished to me. Just lovely and your sweet lady in purple made me laugh. Hope you have a great week friend.

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  27. What a beauty! You have such a unique style I always enjoy. Thanks for the batik tutorial, such a different process than I'm accustomed to.

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  28. Thank you, Debbie. She's not my scarecrow; someone did a great job with her.

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  29. Hi Chris, thanks so much for visiting my blog!
    How amazingly talented you are! Your watercolour batik work is gorgeous - I haven't seen anything like it before! I look forward to becoming a regular visitor!

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  30. How did I miss this? Gorgeous as usual, Chris!

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  31. Thank you, Wendy. I'm looking forward to becoming a regular visitor on your blog, too!

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  32. Thanks, Laurie. Love your 30-30 Challenge pieces!!

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  33. Hello Chris,
    What a wonderful paint. Really amazing!!
    Now the weather is still nice, you enjoy your nice hobbies outside. This gorgeous artwork itself comes off once. But it will be a fantastic paint!!

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  34. Thank you very much, Marco. Hope you are enjoying time spent with hobbies, too.

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  35. WOW!! This is just gorgeous!!! I love it!

    And thank you very much for your kind comment on the pup! Much appreciated!

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  36. Missing your posts. Hope you are involved in something wonderful.

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  37. Thanks, Suzanne! And thank you so much, Julie. I have been away from the computer & have been missing your wonderful posts, too. Am involved in a local project and a couple of home projects. Once I get onto the computer, I linger too long, so I have been staying away for a while. Hope to be back to "normal" in October.

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  38. Chris, I just came to your blog because I have missed your presence. I just saw your post above so I know what is happening. I just wanted you to know that I have been thinking of you. Sending you a hug. :)

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