Sunday, January 15, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge - #10

5X7 - Watercolor

Well, I've got six drawings in progress and have been trying to remind myself that "less is more."  For some reason, I'm not panicking about being REALLY behind in the challenge.

Maybe that's because I've been goofing off.  For instance, I took TWO local "crafty" classes yesterday. This is one example of why I've been too busy to paint.

Alcohol Ink on Sticker (for note cards)


19 comments:

  1. I am so happy to see your post, Chris, and I really enjoy seeing your art! And I am glad that you are not panicking about the challenge, and I agree with you that less is more. This is beautiful, I love the expression and eyes!

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Appreciate your kind comment. I usually paint more in spurts anyway, so it's good we have 30 days to complete 30 paintings. If it were" a painting a day," there would be big trouble over here.

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  2. that is such a cool effect with the alcohol inks :D

    yes dont panic about the challenge, even painting a much as you have for it is an accomplishment :)

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    1. The inks class was really fun. Thanks.
      And no, I'm not gonna panic even if I don't finish (but I hope I do). In the bigger scheme of things, it's not a big deal.

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  3. Hello Chris
    This portrait is fantastic, I like very well!
    A nice week for you.
    Greetings Sadie

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    1. Thank you, Sadie. Wishing you a great week, too!

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  4. That girl's eyes draw me in. I love her. I know what you mean about painting in spurts.I do that, too. And good for you in giving yourself some diversion! I will do that big time after the challenge! Cool alcohol ink project..you just reminded me that I was going to do one for the challenge! Beautiful work as always, Chris!

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    1. Thanks, Laurie! Love your inks! Can't wait to see more.

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  5. Beautiful work! You'll get them all, and stay unstressed. Can you explain the "sticker"? Was it a blank sticker that you used the alcohol inks on?

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    1. https://www.elizabethcraftdesigns.com/products/columbines-sku-2543
      They are peel-off stickers / silver in color. Each sticker has a solid line outline with individual pieces inside the sticker. You have to remove the individual pieces (sometimes using tweezers / remember to keep them in "order"). Then you stamp the individual pieces with inks & reassemble everything inside the outline piece on card stock. It's kind of mindless, but fits the bill when you're in the right frame of mindless. It looks better on a double piece of card stock with the second color showing for a border (for example, black behind the blue), but I was losing light & had to photograph before I did this. Hope that helps.
      And thanks for the kind comment.

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  6. Dear Chris - the watercolor portrait is amazing. Loved how you kept it very simple using a uncomplicated palette
    - makes it very dramatic. I wouldn't worry about that goofing off too much - sometimes we need to be able to do that once and awhile. Have a lovely week. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. I'll probably need to goof off one more time before the end of the challenge.

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  7. To have a life so full of art, that's the way to live! I love your portrait and your class card - bright and cheerful!

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    1. Thanks, Pattie. There's lots of artsy / craftsy stuff to do in Eugene. People here everything - they even do murals on their houses & cars... It's different here.

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  8. Beautiful and sensitive portraits.

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