Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Memory Lane

Batik on Rice Paper / 9 X 9 (22.86cm X 22.86cm)

This small batik was done as a prelude to a much larger one that I will do in color as part of a project later this year.

The photos are from the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.
Tim and I spent two days walking around the grounds, but never took the house tour.

I guess we will have to go back.

The reference photo (Die Foto-Referenz)




I'll be away for a while, so the blog will be quiet.
See you soon.


43 comments:

  1. Chris, I love this and I want to see the one you do in color. I also like your new photo. Mine is about 10 years old. I think I'm going to keep it for now because it has my old boy Briscoe and Rosie was a pup. Jim and I went to the Biltmore Estate when my mom and stepdad were living in Hendersonville. An amazing place!

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    1. Thanks, Candy. I will post the colored piece. Still have so many to do, but can't seem to get in gear.
      This is still not a new pic - about 6 years old. I'm still looking (not too hard) for a newer one. Your pic, especially with Jim & your "kids," is perfect.
      Yes, the Biltmore is amazing. Hard to believe one family lived in that house - kind of like the American version of Downton Abbey.

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  2. What a lovely place and isn’t extraordinary that you can visit such a place! I hope you show us your future work for that Portland show. Thanks my friend for your generous and constant support,Hugs

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    1. Thank you, Helen. Yes, the trip to the Biltmore is a wonderful memory.
      I will show everything for the show, but I haven't started yet. I don't know what I'm waiting for...
      Always a pleasure going over to your blog, my talented friend! See you there.

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  3. Wow - a fantastic sculpture to choose as reference and Biltmore Estate looks a wonderful building and the park looks a great place to walk! The rice paper batik of the head is terrific. I hope we will get to see your larger colored one for the show as well!
    You are such a talent and I love your blog ♥

    Susi



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    1. Thank you so much, Susi. I just love your blog, too!!

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  4. This small batik is fantastic, very nice!
    The photos are from the Biltmore Estate are so beautiful!!!
    greetings Elke

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  5. A beautiful batik, dear Chris, but I also like
    the picture of the sky very well.
    A nice day for you.
    Many Greetings
    Sadie

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    1. Thank you, Sadie. I love the picture of the sky, too. It's nice being in the right place at the right time.

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  6. That place is so cool! And your art piece? Gorgeous as always!

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  7. This small beautiful portrait makes me curious about your the great work of art...
    Statues are perfect batik motifs! Oh, I can still learn so much from you. Ulrike

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    1. Thank you, Ulrike. Yes, statues are perfect for batiks - statues, plaques, garden ornaments, old brass rubbings, vintage designs, ... all good.

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  8. Hello Chris,
    What a wonderful place. Great shots.

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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  9. Lovely-your ability shows!!!
    Love the photos too...

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  10. Wow what a beautiful looking landscape and building - I hope you get to see the inside oneday.
    The statue is wonderful and your batik incredible - so 3d looking.
    Gill x

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    1. Thank you, Gill. We hope to go back, too!

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  11. Impressive looking house and grounds and lovely batik :) great stone look to it :)

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  12. Gorgeous photos Chris and wonderful batik painting!!!! I love the last photo of the powerful sky!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Hilda. The sky was really beautiful that evening.

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  13. Oooo - excited to hear about your show Chris. When will it be and where?

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    1. No date yet, just a general time (September) / Lake Oswego

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  14. That's another fantastic batik, Chris! The technique is fascinating and you master it outstandingly. Your art will be a show-stopper in Portland.

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment, Julia!

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  15. A series of handsome chaps eh ;o) Like it...

    I had to do a double take of the sky photograph. my eyes saw so much movement I thought it was a gif at first.

    Best wishes.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa.
      As for the sky, we were in the right place at the right time.

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  16. I really like your batik works and this one is just amazing !

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

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  17. Your batik watercolor is fabulous! We have a Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, but they look nothing alike. The one you've shared pictures of looks like it could be somewhere in Europe. It's so grand and beautiful. You will be missed. Hope you have an enjoyable time away.

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  18. Love that profile, and the treatment of the batiking, makes it look from that era. Would love to go the Asheville sometime, i hear it is so full of ART. Will miss you.

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  19. I really enjoy your batiks, Chris, and will look forward to seeing this one again in color :) Biltmore is an amazing place. Have a nice carefree break and see you when you return.

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  20. Wonderful portrait dear Chris, it looks like an old Fresco Painting. The castle on your photo with the nice garden is a dream. It is worth to visit it again. Your Batiks are always amazing.
    Dear Greetings
    Sabine

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  21. Just a lovely portrait Chris. This is an amazing place to visit - I was there many years ago and enjoyed it very much. Hope all is well. Will miss you until you return. Hugs!

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  22. Your Batik on Rice Paper is fabulous! Like a Greek profile, and looks very similar to the statue!
    A great building and a beautiful park, it must be very enjoying walking there!
    And this fantastic sky!
    Best regards, Rike

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  23. Awesome art .
    through your profile writing i know that you started painting quite late still you are STUNNING at this my friend

    hope you will be enjoying your break

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  24. Lovely batik! I did a piece once and loved the process! Cheers from Canada!

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  26. Thank u very much, Chris, your batik work is interesting. Enjoy your art activities. Best wishes, Sadami

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