Monday, July 31, 2017

Think Pink





This is an older batik that I don't think I've posted before. 

It's still a little too hot to paint. 
Even though the outside temperature cools dramatically by sunrise, the inside of the house is still a little warm.   

Today 34.4 celsius; Tues 37.7c; Wed 46.6 c; Thu 40c; Fri 37.2c



44 comments:

  1. That's soo beautiful, Chris!! I watch and watch and watch....
    and yes, you have very high temperatures! Did I tell you that
    I tried my best to send you some of our rain?
    I hope Coby will is still well although it is still that hot.
    Ciao Beo

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    1. Thank you, Beo.
      Cobie is great. He is hoping for rain, too.

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  2. 0.o that is way to hot to do anything o.0 that temp is insane but the batik is wonderful :) lovely colours perfect for ballet

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer.
      Looks like it might be hot for a while, so I'll need to get my butt out of bed a little early and do some artwork.

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  3. O chris, this is a great beautiful work of art !!!
    This really is a high temperature with me it is at a decent 22 degrees over day!
    Happy Day Elke

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    1. Thank you, Elke.
      I'll pretend I'm sitting on the shore of your beautiful sea...

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  4. this looks so cool! I have never tried Batik, will search abt this technique! beautiful <3

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    1. Thanks, Ankita. Appreciate it.
      There's a "how to" post on this blog / August 8, 2015, if you're interested.

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  5. Oh, what a heat! Bad, if it does not cool in the house overnight ...
    So I understand well that you do not show new batik works ... in this heat the wax melts all by itself ...
    How beautiful the ballet shoes. I have just kept them in a carton from my childhood.
    Rain desires by Ulrike

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    1. Haha! That's right, Ulrike. The wax would melt by itself.
      Thank you for the compliment about the batik. How special that you have some ballet shoes from your childhood!! I wish I had saved more things.

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  6. And i was thinking we are the only who live near the equator and bear extreme heat in long summers .
    due to rains recently it is little less warmer now days 40 or 37 celsius .

    you a remarkable painter my friend and this work is also very beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Baili, for your generous comment.
      Forty or 37 celsius - less warmer? I know you have incredibly hot temperatures in your part of the world, and I often wonder how people adjust to the extreme heat. Our bodies are really remarkable.

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  7. Ooooooooooohhhhhhhhh.........too hot! But the batik is too hot, too! I love the image, and I love the subject.. beautiful as always.

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    1. Aw, thanks, Laurie!
      Yes, it is hot, but no Michigan humidity here. I'm telling you, low humidity really helps!!

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  8. A beautiful piece Chris. But omg those temps! No AC? We've had a few very hot heat waves here in the Northeast this summer. Hope it breaks for you soon!

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    1. Thank you, Carmella.
      We are in a small rental house right now (looking for a home to buy), and we purchased a window air conditioner for the living room last weekend. We are near the University of Oregon campus & most of the rentals here are old and do not have air.

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  9. Hello Chris,
    It's time for relaxing with a cold drink...hihi..!!

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. A cold drink sounds perfect, Marco!!

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  10. Dear Chris so glad you shared this work. It is so lovely and what a great title too! It sounds like it is very hot...hope you can stay cool - take care. Have a great day. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. We are managing to stay cool!
      Hope your day is great, too!! Hugs back at you!

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  11. Eeek! Sorry it is so hot there! I'll send you a breath of Juneau cool air!

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    1. We'll take it, Teri! The weather is nasty throughout the Pacific Northwest down into northern California. Our turn...

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  12. I also meant to add that your batik is beautiful! (Were you a ballet dancer?)

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    1. Aw, thanks. I was a tap / ballet dancer for about 5 minutes when I was 7 years old...

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  13. This is fantastic Chris!!! I painted pointe slippers earlier this year and sold it since. Now I have to paint another one for a little girls room. Your slippers will sell so fast if it didn't yet....LOVE it using batik!!! Amazing piece, my friend!!! As far as the weather...it's about 85 here in New York but the humidity is climbing so I'm moving slower!!!! Lol

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    1. Thank you, Hilda! I would love to see your new slippers painting.
      I know 85 degrees in New York can feel like 100 degrees with that nasty humidity. I grew up in Michigan, and suffered many sleepless nights because of the stagnant, muggy air. Make sure you stay cool, Hilda!!

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  14. I think the way you have the light hitting the slipper is really beautiful. Looks like satin. I remember my slippers and how excited I was when I was old enough to go on toe!
    Very smart to get a window conditioner. I lived in New Jersey and we got one for the bedroom. Perfect!
    Hope you find a house soon...very soon.

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    1. Thank you, Julie.
      If we don't find a house by the end of the month, we will probably be moving - again...

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    2. Maybe you can give me hints on the best way to move. It has been 16 years for me.

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    3. Haha! I don't think you want my advice. I could probably tell you how NOT to do it though. Hope you have a new house lined up!! My furniture has been in storage in a PODS container for a year now. I'm worried about what the movers piled on top of my couch...

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  15. This is beautiful, Chris! I love the look and feel here!

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  16. What a wonderful painting on the cracked paper, perfect light and shadow, the pastel colors are so beautiful, and the motion of the legs is gorgeous!
    The heat now is terrible!

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    1. Thank you, Rike.
      Yes, we're hoping that the heat moves along...

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  17. Such a beautiful batik! I love your art nouveau pages! Gorgeous! Instantly recognizable to me as well. Chris, you are an inspiration to me. By the way...isn't that warm for OR? It rarely got that warm in WA, though I do recall it happening once or twice during my 12 years there...

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    1. Thank you so much, Sherry.
      We've only been in Oregon for about 5 years, but the extreme heat is rare from what everyone says.

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  18. The batik is really warm and delicate to view. Such hot weather, hope a wave of rain showers come your way to reduce the heat at least. Greetings.

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  19. Thank you, Blogoratti! And we will welcome those rain showers!!

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  20. Iam a follower of your blog now thanks for your visit on mine ;O))

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  21. I've been thinking of you during these hot OR days! Hotter than here on some days and all of us have AC. Love this painting, Chris!!

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  22. Thank you Regine, Dortesjs, Kali. Appreciate the comments!

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