Friday, June 8, 2018

Doodlewash June 2018 Art Challenge #7 & 8

#7 - Growing flowers


#8 - Picking flowers

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More Yupo arrived yesterday, and I picked up the canned air, but one item is still missing.

Ink spread using a straw

It appears that the Tim Holtz company is having some production problems with a few of the ink products.  One very specific item is needed for the online class.  
I eventually found it & placed an order, but it hasn't arrived yet.


In the meantime, we now have 250 sheets of Yupo.
  The price averaged out to 50 cents per sheet (including shipping) which is usually cheaper than buying Yupo on individual pads. 


The online study has over 60 videos / 9 hours of instruction, so I hope to spend more time in class over the next few days.  There is also lifetime access to the videos - nice.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


31 comments:

  1. Wonderful pieces Chris - I specially like the iris! Wow you will be busy at this workshop !
    Have fun ! I am looking forward to seeing with what you will come up!
    I so love your art always!
    Happy weekend to you!
    Hugs, Susi

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    1. Thank you, Susi.
      And I love your art always!
      Happy weekend, Susi, to you, too. Hugs back!

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  2. love the bottom piece, very moody and gorgeous colours

    thats a lot of yupo, but im sure it wont last long :)

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer.
      Boy, I can really screw them up, so I like the excess for mistakes.

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    2. and its not exactly a very forgiving paper to use in the first place :)

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  3. Different styles but all are beautiful, Chris. I especially love the painting done with the help of a straw. Have fun with the class. I hope the missing item will arrive soon.

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    1. Thank you, Julia.
      And yes, it's a great class.

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  4. You have such skill with watercolor-I know I need to get to work and not be so scared of it! The Yupo paper work is lovely. I'm going to try the straw effect.

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    1. Thanks, Debra.
      The straw effect is fun. Lots of YouTube videos out there to help.

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  5. These are gorgeous Chris! I'm always so inspired by your range of subjects. I'll have to look into the Yupo paper. It's new to me. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Terri. Yes, Yupo can be lots of fun. You can catch a couple of good YouTube videos - a slight learning curve, but it is quick.

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  6. I always enjoy seeing your art. That first one is amazing, such delicate colours.

    All the best Jan

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  7. Yupo is fabulous and I love what you are doing. Sounds like a totally complete course with all those videos.
    What a treat to just focus on one thing that way.

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    1. Thanks, Julie. Trying to stay focused for a change.

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  8. I love what you are doing with watercolors. I am so looking forward to going back (and forward) to see more of you wonderful art.

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  9. Your work is outstanding Chris! I love the softness in your paintings!!!!! ❤️

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    1. Thank you, Hilda.
      You know we belong to the Mutual Admiration Society here. :}

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  10. These Yupo landscapes are fascinating! Also the flower spread with a straw - the brightness of the inks is fabulous!
    Your watercolors "doodlewash" are amazing - I really say they are finished! I like these soft colors.
    Wish you a happy Sunday! Rike

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    1. Thank you, Rike. The inks are fun. They do the work.
      Hoping you had a wonderful weekend!

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  11. Fantastic array of artwork Chris - all so beautiful and all so different.
    I love the movement of the ink on the flower using the straw.
    Ha ha only 250 sheets of Yupo - I wonder how long that will last you :)
    Happy Sunday and wishing and wonderful creative new week.
    Gill xx

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    1. Thanks, Gill!
      I know we feel the same way about those art supplies!
      Hoping you have a great week, too!!

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  12. I find the softness of your watercolors so ethereal, so beautiful Chris. And that flower with the alcohol ink on Yupo, the moon piece...sigh...just so crisp and colorful and beautiful!

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  13. Hello Chris,
    Wonderful paints.
    The firts two I like very much. They are so wonderful.

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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  14. you are great at this. love your painting

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  15. It's amazing what a little paint and a lot of talent can produce. Years ago I tried water colours. There was so much water on the paintbrush that the paper soaked it all and was torn into shreds.

    God bless.

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  16. I love what you do on yupo-paper! The results are incredible!
    Your watercolours are beautiful and very different from others you did,
    I think :)

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  17. Love your dreamscapes! I could easily just float away!

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