Saturday, January 24, 2015

Thirty Paintings in 30 Days - Nos. 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, & 24

 African Elephant
Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper - 8 X 10


Batiks - 8 X 10

Only a couple batiks have been mounted and color corrected; the rest will go on the pile till after the challenge.  Those zebras kept calling to me, so I popped off a few more.  This time, I previewed a new color (rose), but I'm not sure I'll keep it on my palette.

I have been experimenting with a tjanting tool (produces a controlled line with melted wax), and am still walking the learning curve.  Think I'll quit experimenting till February.

As usual, I've learned a lot during this month, especially about zebras, and look forward to this final week of the challenge.


  1. Chris, your paintings are fabulous! I am in awe and wondering how this batik thing is working.
    I particularly like your elephant !

  2. These are all so beautiful!!!
    Outstanding as always!

  3. There are no words for these. They are simply beautiful! Can't wait for our workshop in Michigan!

  4. I adore elephants. Wise and kind animals.
    You did them justice. Fabulous work and I enjoy your zebras too.

  5. I love everything you have posted...just awesome! Glad to connect with your work!

  6. Gorgeous work! I love your sense of design, color, texture and the beautiful way you capture the spirit of the animals.