Monday, February 27, 2017

Montag



Oberon / Watercolor batik on rice paper - 18 X 18

We updated our Apple computer last week and I'm disappointed to have lost iPhoto.  The new Mac photo application completely changed the way years of photos were arranged and now we have thousands of individual pics to put into computer albums.

The good thing, though, is that I found this photo of a batik that has never been posted on the blog. I met this beautiful horse when I lived in Michigan a few years ago.

Well, it's time to get back to those photos, and then onto some artwork tomorrow.

Hope to see you in a few days.

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Here's a watercolor batik tutorial, if you're interested:  http://chrislally.blogspot.com/2015/08/how-to-watercolor-batik-step-by-step.html


44 comments:

  1. Fascinating dear Chris,
    I like this soft, filigree yet very expressive,
    strength.
    Nice day for you.
    Greetings Sadie

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    1. Thank you, Sadie. Hope you're having a wonderful day.

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  2. this horse looks so real and so exotic! it reminds me of Bucephalus, Alexander-The-Great's horse found on an ancient mural :)

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    1. Thank you, Ankita. What a lovely compliment!

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  3. This horse is fantastic - I would like to know how this technique works, because the pictures look so wonderfully antique!
    Love - Ulrike

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    1. Thank you, Ulrike. I added a "how-to" link at the bottom of the post.

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  4. Fantastic - this horse on this background melts in one another! The horse is listening very interested in what happens around - wonderful painting!

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    1. Thank you, Rike. Appreciate your comment!

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  5. What a beautiful batik, Chris! I know how you are feeling re the Mac upgrade and iPhoto - same thin g happened to me a few months ago - and it's still driving me crazy. Good luck....

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    1. Thank you, Patricia!
      Oh, no, about you losing iPhoto. So sorry. What were they thinking?? My husband said they probably did it to encourage people to buy something. We are planning a trip to the Apple store this week.

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  6. Wonderful! Has the feeling of a Fresco!

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    1. Thanks, Carol. They're lots of fun to do.

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  7. Chris, I love this! I am always happy to see your posts and I love your talent!

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  8. this is gorgeous! :D reminds me of old painted murals with the colours and the crack the batik effect makes :)

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  9. A beauty! I love your watercolor batik effects!

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  10. Ahhh - great batik! My friend did the same with her apple computer and for awhile was bamboozled by "Photos" - mourned iPhoto and then she figured it out; so as you found with this wonderful image - some good things come when you think they are lost.

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    1. You are absolutely right, Teri. Thanks.

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  11. A gorgeous horse painted on the ricepaper!
    I love horses!
    I wish you a nice day!
    Greetings Elke

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    1. Thank you, Elke. Hope you're feeling better.

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  12. Grrrr...technology! Don't you just hate it when that happens. I feel your pain.

    The painting is a beauty though so there is a silver lining. Best of luck with the rest of the photos.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. Not too bad in the bigger scheme of things, but it's so... (silent scream).

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  13. I love the effect rice paper gives, lovely soft colors, a true beauty !

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    1. Thank you, Jane. Appreciate your comment!

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  14. Outstanding work Chris!!! ❤

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    1. Thank you, Hilda. He's allmost as pretty as your American Pharoah.

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  15. Oh Chris, your horse is quite majestic and elegant! Truly a thing of beauty. I will have to show my son as he LOVES horses...the Tenessee Walker being among his favorites :)

    Hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie! Your son has good taste. Tennessee Walkers are awesome. My daughter was riding in a 4-H sponsored horse show years ago & I met this guy there. What's not to like about a horse?
      Hugs to you, too!!

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  16. Chris, this horse is mesmerizing. So beautiful and unique. And thank you so much for all the info on Batik-ing. Sounds challenging to me and I think we should revisit the idea of you coming back to Michigan for a workshop. You have a home here and I know we'd have lots of students! Just sayin.........

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    1. Aw, thank you, Laurie. Now that would be something to look forward to.

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  17. Sorry for being that late! It's because I was speechless when I looked at this the first time.
    Your picture is great. Love it. It's painted and real at the same time and full of feelings.
    What an interesting techniqe. Thanks for showing it and the link to the "how to".
    The woman there is as beautiful as the horse. Did you some more with this technique? How long die you have to learn that?

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Beo. Glad you headed over to the tutorial.

      There's a link on the right side of the blog that will show you a few more batiks I've done. They are not as difficult as people think. It's just a technique. You can start with a simple shape - an apple or a pear or a birch tree, something easy. It's really fun.

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  18. Wow! That is gorgeous. And fabulous texture. : )

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    1. Thank you, Nora. Appreciate your lovely comment!

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  19. Quelle beauté ce cheval !
    et comme on dit chez nous : "à toutes choses, malheur est bon", bon courage avec les photos.

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    1. Merci, Lydie! Le cheval vivant a fait tout le travail. Il était si beau.

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