Monday, January 22, 2018

A Little January Color

Watercolor Batik

This is a quick little (very little) batik that was done in between some small house projects.


January has been a busy month, but one of the highlights was receiving this
 beautiful pin created by artist Sue Marrazzo.   Sue had a "give away" on her blog, and mailed out a number of these original pins to the lucky recipients. 

Art Pin by Sue Marrazzo  - front & back


The postcards were finally mailed to Kat Slowa, host of the Liberate Your Art card swap.   MOO did a pretty nice job with the images I chose:






One of the photos should have been color corrected (by me), but I am still happy with the result.  I found out that it is always a good idea to have high resolution photos made of your favorite pieces of artwork.  And then some of the images had to be cropped or had to be placed within a small black border.  Live and learn.

As I receive postcards from other artists, I'll post them on the blog.
Hope you are still thinking about participating in the fun.




45 comments:

  1. Again Chris,..such lovely pieces of art.
    I very much enjoy your artwork 🎨

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Appreciate your lovely comment.

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  2. Lovely art work, Chris and thank u for sharing a wonderful experience. I hope you will enjoy the event. Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. Thank you, Sadami.
      I'm really looking forward to those postcards!

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  3. Wow, liebe Chris,
    ich bin einfach nur begeistert - danke fürs Teilen.
    Ich wünsche dir einen kreativen Tag.
    Viele Grüße aus Österreich.
    Sadie

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    1. Vielen Dank, Sadie, für Ihre liebevolle Bemerkung.
      Ich wünsche Ihnen auch eine wunderbare, kreative Woche!

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  4. Oh my - what a pretty post - just EYECANDY!
    I love your fantastic pear -
    and I love all the paintings as well you sent away as postcards -
    and those lovely Sue Marrazzo pin - wow!

    Have fun with what you will get in the mail and I am looking forward to seeing the treasures!

    oxo Susi
    Also greetings from Austria - I am from lower Austria and Sadie lives in Upper Austria!
    Such a small country - and you have even two visitors here... how nice!

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    1. Thank you Susi!
      Ah, Austria! A small country, but my friend has traveled there and says it is the most beautiful place on earth.
      I a thrilled to have two blogging friends from Austria, and would like to visit your lovely country someday.
      Hugs, Chris

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    2. We are three - I am also from Upper Austria!
      Rike :)

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  5. Quite wonderful art you have chosen for the card swap... the horse is my favorite! ... I'm still thinking about joining in.
    Ulrike

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    1. Thank you, Ulrike. I know you are very busy, but I hope you are able to share your gorgeous artwork with the world!!
      Sincerely, Chris

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    1. Ah, thanks, Debra.
      There are good days and bad days...

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  7. Hello Chris,
    Wonderful all these paints. Nice pear.
    Shots 6 and 7 of the girl and the elephant are very well done.

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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    1. Thank you, Marco! Appreciate your comment.

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  8. Dear Chris - your pear is certainly a wow as well as all your postcards. Glad to see Sue's work too. What a lovely gift to receive. Hope you are having a delightful day. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. I am a fan of Sue Marrazzo, for sure.
      Having a great day. You, too, I trust!

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  9. I love your pear. And your choice for the postcards is gorgeous! Love the pots, and the elephant!

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    1. Thank you, Judy. Appreciate your comment!

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  10. I love the wide range of subjects in your pieces, yet your unique "handprint" is evident in each one.

    Beautiful!

    Such a thoughtful little treasure from Sue!

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    1. Thank you, Terri. Ditto for your artwork!
      Yes, I'm thrilled to have a piece of Sue's work!

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  11. Love your batiks. BTW, What card swap are you all talking about??

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    1. Thanks, Polly. It's called Liberate Your Art 2018. I'll e-mail the link.

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  12. your art works great on the postcards :) and the pear look really good, great colours :)

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. Your artworks would look great on postcards!

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  13. A bit of color in january is just what we need , and I really enjoyed your pear and cards , they show your great versatility as an artist.

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    1. Thank you, Jane, for the lovely comment!

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  14. Your quick little (very little) batik is a great (very great) artwork! I love it - and all your postcard pictures! They are outstanding!
    Hugs, Rike

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  15. Love the pear and my favorite of the others is the terra cotta pots and the greens - such gorgeous colors!

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda. The pots make me think Spring.

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  16. I'm head over heels with that lab! What a beauty. I'm hoping this will be the year that I gain a four legged studio assistant (fingers crossed).

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. I hope you will get a new assistant! They can be so helpful! :}

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  17. Chris, I love all of them! I especially love the Lab with his toy - maybe because he looks like our kid. I also love the way the elephant is sitting - so sweet!

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    1. Thank you, Candy. Yup, that Lab looks like a sweet "Bubba," doesn't he?

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  18. I think your pear looks great, I like the mix of colours you've used.

    All the best Jan

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  19. Love the pear! And I will forever be in love with that elephant!

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    1. Thank you, my friend. I have an extra elephant postcard & I will send it to you within the next day or two.

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