Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Stripes

Stripes / Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper / 8X10 (20.3cmX25.4cm)

I love big cats.



59 comments:

  1. Your style is so utterly beautiful and unique! Your rice paper painitings are fantastic and this one is absolutely adorable again. Happy New Year dear Chris and happy rest of the week for you!
    oxo Susi

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, Susi. A batik on rice paper is a technique that is easy to learn.
      Happy New Year to you, too! Hope the rest of your week is awesome.

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  3. Hello Chris,
    This is great again. What a lovely paint. So fantastic with these colors.
    Very well done!!

    Greetings, Marco

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  4. Dear Chris
    Since my childhood, the "Tiger" is my favorite animal and it will be
    do not change anything. Unfortunately, he is not so numerous to be found.
    Your picture is fascinating.
    Greetings Sadie

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    1. Thank you, Sadie.
      I love tigers, and it hurts that their numbers are declining. I've read there are less than 4,000 wild tigers left in the world. God bless people involved in conservation.

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  5. I love big cats too, especially your painted ones! Ulrike

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  6. that is a wonderful tiger !!!!
    greetings Elke

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  7. What a beautiful painting! I so love your technique!

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  8. What a gorgeous tiger dear Chris. I like his shimmering eyes, so realistic. Great Artwork!
    Happy, healthy and creative New Year to you.
    Sabine

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    1. Thank you, Sabine. Wishing you the best new year ever!!

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  9. Happy New Year!!
    May this New Year be special in every way ... bringing you the gift of love and excitement.
    I will introduce Japanese New Year's customs.
    In Japan, there is a New Year holiday where family and relatives get together.
    On New Year, Japanese children receive gifts of money known as "Otoshidama".
    Otoshidama is given to children by adult relatives such as uncles, aunts and grandparents.
    The amount of Otoshidama grows as the child older, for example, 1000 yen for children under 10, and 3000 yen for children over 10.
    Otoshidama is one of the exciting traditions of New Year, which children look forward to very much.
    Ryoma.

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    1. Thank you, Ryoma! Happy New Year!
      Thank you for sharing some Japanese customs. I bet the children love Ostoshidama, and I wonder at what age they are considered too old for such gifts. I was aware of Bonenkai parties and have seen some beautiful Japanese New Year decorations, but I like the tradition of family and friends getting together, especially on New Years Eve. New Year celebrations sound lovely in Japan, Ryoma.

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  10. Me, too! In fact, I love all cats! This one is so handsome. He has a sweet expression. You did a great job, Chris!

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  11. An absolute winner ! This is outstanding Chris.
    Have a wonderful New Year.

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    1. Thank you, Barbra Joan.
      Have a wonderful New Year, too!!

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    1. Haha! It is said that tigers see better at night...
      I recently read something as in "Surviving a Tiger Attack."
      Rule #1: Stay calm and try to look & feel brave. Remember that, Jennifer, just in case:)

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  13. Bonjour chère amie,

    Je suis éblouie par ce magnifique portrait de tigre. Son regard hypnotise pour mieux charmer ! Un beau matou !
    J'aime beaucoup votre travail.
    Vous vous êtes appropriée avec talent le papier de riz.
    Je ne laisserai pas de commentaire mais je vais faire un petit retour en arrière sur l'ensemble de vos petits billets. J'ai tellement de retard ! Je vous prie de ne pas m'en vouloir !

    Je vous souhaite également une année magique, emplie de petits et grands bonheurs et de générosité partagée.

    Gros bisous

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    1. Merci, Martine, pour vos commentaires généreux.
      Je suis ravi d'avoir trouvé votre blog, et je vous souhaite une excellente santé et tout le bonheur possible en 2018 et au-delà.
      Sincèrement, Chris

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  14. Beautiful ;O)) my goodness this is awsome Chris great tiger.

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  15. A fantastic work Chris, love the warm colors ! ...I prefer small cats :-))

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    1. Thank you, Jane. I love small cats - especially those who think they are big cats.

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  16. So beautiful!!! I love how you've captured a personality-not just technical beauty. Very well done!

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  17. Maybe the technique of Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper is easy to learn, but NOT easy to learn is painting in such a full expression as you do! Magnificent!
    Rike xx

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    1. Thank you for your generous comment, Rike!

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  18. Dear Chris, a wonderful work. I admire you. You know the techniques more than me. Keep up your amazing work. Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. Thank you, Sadami, for your lovely comment.

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  19. His eyes, but especially his left eye, are extra AWESOME - especially with this technique. You totally AMAZE me.

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    1. Thank you, dear Julie. Your work amazes ME!

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  20. Wow! ...another absolutely stunning work Chris..
    and I totally agree with everything that Rike said too.
    Gill xx

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  21. Dear Chris - this is so gorgeous. I love your Cat...he just comes alive on the canvas. Looks like your new year is leading you into a great creative beginning. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. Appreciate it!
      Perseverance - that's my word.
      Hugs to you.

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  22. Your work is absolutely beautiful! I read your introduction and the advice you were given growing up and got a little teary. The advice from your Dad reminded me of my Dad (I miss him so). Looking forward to following you in your journey. All the best.

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    1. Thank you, Terri. Looking forward to seeing more of your blog, too!

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  23. Blessings and happy new year.
    Lovely.

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    1. Thank you, and have a wonderful new year!

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  24. You do them so well - love the color in this one. He looks like a pet-able tigre!

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  25. Hi Chris, I don't know why I missed your lion and tiger paintings. They are both stunning! I admire your art very much. You are such a talented painter and this tiger is breathtakingly beautiful.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    xo Julia

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    1. Julia, I just missed your comment. But thank you very much...

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  26. Had to stop by, this is lovely Chris.

    All the best Jan

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