Friday, April 27, 2018

Gouache Resist - India Ink



Gouache - India Ink on Arches 140# WC Paper
5x7 / 12.7X17.78cm

Just a touch of color here while having more fun with gouache & India ink.  


And these three pieces, using the same technique, will remain as they are and go on the pile.

Gouache - India Ink on Arches 140# WC Paper
6X6 each / 15.24X15.24cm 

They will stay on the pile for a while because
I made an unscheduled stop at a yard sale today and bought some vellum and oil paint sticks.  

Vellum - oil paint sticks

I also stopped at the library and picked up a couple of books that looked interesting.


If it rains this weekend, I'll be in the studio.
 If not, I'll be in the garden.
Sounds great either way.



33 comments:

  1. Just love this piece Chris ...

    Sounds as if whatever the weather you will have a good weekend ...
    If it rains this weekend, I'll be in the studio.
    If not, I'll be in the garden.
    Sounds great either way.

    My good wishes

    All the best Jan

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  2. Lovely art today, and enjoy those wonderful books Chris!

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  3. The elephant is fantastic, Chris and I also like the flowers. It looks like you picked the perfect yard sale to stop at. What great finds! Have fun playing either in the garden or in the studio!

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  4. The garden seems to become your newest hobby... I wish you a lot of fun this summer. Gardening is not work, it's relaxation!
    ... and I love the elephant!!!
    Have a nice weekend Ulrike

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  5. an artistic heart find peace in nature indeed!

    gardening is also a therapy for soul who longs for meaning for her existence

    Brilliant piece of art
    you are incredible artist!

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  6. The elephant is simply amazing and the flowers are adorable and you just found fabulous art supplies at the yard sale and the books really seem to be more than interesting! Have fun with the new goodies and in the garden! Hugs, Susi

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  7. That is superb! You really brought the elephant to life. It's amazing to me that you can do that with just ink.

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  8. Lovely elephant - I like the technique. I have some vellum, too - and oil sticks...hmmm...maybe time to play with them, too? I’ve seen that botanical artists often paint on vellum and have never tried it. This was just a pack found in Sweetie’s stuff one day and confiscated for “later”. Have a great weekend, rain or shine!

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  9. Hello Chris,
    A fantastic paint of the elephant.
    It could be nice to be a paint on a wall.

    Greetings, Marco

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  10. Beautiful elephant - Great work.
    They are such amazing and caring creatures.
    I have used the India ink over gouache very successfully for a long time. It prevents me from being too controlled. The oil sticks are fun and works pretty well the same way - you have to respond to what happens. Have loads and loads of fun.

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  11. It's wonderful what you can conjure up with black and white and a hint of color. This majestic elephant looks like you printed it. You say the flowers were created with the same technique - but what technique is it?
    All the best for you
    Beate

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    1. Sorry. You had explained in your last great post, which I didn't read before...Thanks for that!

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  12. Yes, art should be fun! Nicely done elephant and flowers. Hope the weather cooperates and you get a chance to play in the garden, make more art AND read your books.

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  13. This elephant looks great - I like the motion in the picture! Very interesting that you made the three pictures in the same technique, only black and white contrast without shadows!
    Working in the garden, painting with oil sticks or reading interesting books - whatever ... you will have fun!
    Warm regards, Rike

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    1. 11Thank you, Rike.
      Hope you're having a wonderful weekend

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  14. Painting or gardening, sounds just like me LOL ! Love the effect of the batik on the elefant , great technique .

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    1. Painting and gardening - yes, they're both creative!
      And thank you, Jane.

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  15. yep, sounds like a good weekend :) I have a drawer full of those sticks but have never used them lol

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    1. It's been a good weekend. Hope yours was good, too!
      I'm still trying to figure out those oil sticks. Not as easy as I thought...

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  16. Dear Chris your elephant is just super. Love the touch of color too. Looks like you had a great weekend with either rain or shine! The book by Ann Blockley is wonderful. I had checked it out at our library back some time ago. Take care and have a great day.

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. I'm glad you liked Ann Blockley's book. That's encouraging.
      So sorry for the delay in response.

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  17. I love the elephant. Can't wait to see what you do with the yard sale finds. I hope Cobie is doing well....

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    1. Thank you, Debra. Yes, Cobie is doing so much better.
      So sorry for the delay in reply.

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    1. Thank you, Regine.
      I apologize for the delay in reply.

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  19. Fabulous elephant and technique Chris and the other images are cool too. They look a bit like hand carved stamps.
    Love your books - the garden projects looks very interesting.
    I'm a bit of an art/craft book addict and have that Ann Blockley book too, its great and have recently got her latest watercolour workshop book.
    Enjoy reading your books.
    Gill xx

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    1. Thanks, Gill. I agree they look like hand carved stamps - that's why I like them.

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    1. Ah, Carole. These recent finds make up for the weeks of ZERO finds. Every now and again, I run into some wonderful things.

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  21. Those flowers are gorgeous! They would make beautiful repeat patterns tiled onto fabric.

    Hope you have had fun in the garden.

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    1. Oh, thanks, Lisa. Never thought of repeats.
      Yes, I'll try to have fun in the garden. One of my neighbors is a crazy garden person, so we should have a nice time this summer.

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  22. Wow what a find at the garage sale. Love mister elephant! Love the touch of color!

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