Thursday, January 5, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge - #2 & #3


Watercolor on Cold Press / 5X7

Watercolor on Hot Press / 5X7



Oops - forgot the pencil lines.

I've been behind in previous challenges, but not at the get go.   Hope to catch up this afternoon.

 

37 comments:

  1. A beautiful palette of colours, just the ticket for a cold day. They have a lovely energy.

    Best wishes for the new year!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisa! I will be enjoying your beautiful blog this year.
      Best wishes to you, too!

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  2. Chris, I like them both. I like the soft colors and the confident expressions. Plus you handle the hot press just as well as the cold press. Paint on!

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  3. Like the firm line of the lips in the second one.

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  4. Your portrait are beautiful, Chris! delicate with beautiful colors.
    I was kind of missing your batik paintings and today I am so happy to see your watercolors!
    Happy challenge to you....

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    1. Thank you, Martine. I miss the batiks too & will get back to them as soon as we find a house. The real estate market is a little slow now - soon to pick up, I hope.

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  5. I really enjoyed looking at the eyes. I was admiring the way you painted the eyes.Wonderful!

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  6. those are so pretty :D love the delicate colours and I like seeing pencil lines with watercolour, glad to know I'm not the only one who forgets to get rid of them before painting :p

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  7. Nice portraits! The eyes are great.

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  8. I think they are both beautiful, Chris! I love the eyes, colours and details! :)

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  9. These two ladies are lovely.. I could look at them gracing my wall for ever.

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  10. Beautiful! Worth waiting for. Paint on…..

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    1. Thanks, Patricia. Still struggling, but I'll keep trying.

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  11. I love them both, Chris, but that second one......whoa...it doesn't let you leave!

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  12. These two paintings are absolutely outstanding Chris. The colors, the softness of the piece and the eyes!!!! All perfect. PLEASE more portraits!!!!

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  13. Absolutely marvelous portraits!! You have caught their soul in their eyes. Exquisite!!!

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  14. Really nice, the EYES have it! I am getting ready to add some portraits to my 30 in 30 next week. You have inspired me!

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    1. Wow. Thank you, Pattie. Best of luck with the portraits!

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  15. Chris I am so happy to see you back. I missed you and your art! I have had a busy December and today it is back to the paints!
    Lovely work.

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    1. Oh, thank you, Helen. Glad you're getting back to painting. It will be great seeing more of your artwork!

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  16. Amazing portraits Chris! They are both lovely...specially the eyes! Keep it up you're doing great!🤗

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  17. I think I didn't do something right when I commented...so you may see something from me 2x. :-) There is so much emotion in both of these. Really wonderful eyes!

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  18. Wow Chris - both of these portraits are amazing. Doing faces has to be such a challenge and one you did so well.

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  19. Two gorgeous portraits, love the work on the eyes and how you kept the light everywhere !

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