Thursday, October 25, 2018

Inktober #23, 24, 25


Inktober #23

Inktober #24 

Inktober #25


These drawings were done with a white gelly pen
on some leftover scraps of Yupo.

I've got more Yupo laying around with pastel colored backgrounds.
My husband said, "Shake it up,"
 so I'll do a few drawings with
ink in a dip pen or ink on a stick
in this final week of the challenge.

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And here are a few more photos from last weekend's
Philomath Open Studios tour.
These photos were taken at the studio of
potter Jeff Gunn.







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"Listen!
The wind is rising and the air is wild with leaves.
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves."
Peoples, Landfalls, Mountains - 1936




44 comments:

  1. Beautiful inktobers and thanks for sharing the rest of the tour.

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  2. Your wonderful drawing skills show up beautifully this way. I did a series of personal Christmas cards last year but with white ink on painted yupo. Wish I had known about that pen back then.
    Love the potter - his figures are especially appealing to me. Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks, Julie. Hope you decide to use the white pen this year. The ink really glows - would be perfect for Christmas cards!
      Yes, the potter, Jeff Gunn, was one of the nicest artists we met & was really passionate about his work. That was one of our favorite stops on the tour.

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  3. I like the white gelly pen on the yupo. Jeff's studio is cool. I checked out his web page and I like his paintings just as well as his pottery. Waiting to see what you come up with when you "shake it up." We observe Nevada Day tomorrow (even though it's really October 31), so it's a three day weekend here. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Candy.
      Yes, Jeff is a pretty talented guy & one of the nicest on the tour.
      Yeah, I'm waiting for Tim to show me how to shake it up. It was his way of saying the drawings have been really tight. Hence, the suggestion of the stick, I guess :}
      Happy Nevada Day! Enjoy your three day weekend!

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  4. White drawings on the colorful yupo is such a nice surprise. Now I am wondering what surprises you might have to close out our wonderful month of October. I love the studio and gardens of Jeff Gunn. I would have loved to be a potter.

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    1. Thank you, Chip Butter! I hate to see October end! It's my favorite month...
      Jeff Gunn's home studio and gardens were incredible! Yes, the thought of doing pottery is so inviting. Hope you are able to a class or two sometime...

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  5. I like the freshness and the spontaneousness of the works, this way of experiencing many times surprises with the results, beautiful photos of the Potter workshop.
    Happy weekend.
    Best regards.

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    1. Thanks very much, Jose! Love the potter's workshop, too.

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  6. Hello Chris,
    Very nice paints. So special.
    And nice pictures.

    Best regards,
    Marco

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  7. Ha, just today I bought myself a new white gel stick...there are still 5 pieces here - they are not empty yet, but just don't write anymore. I haven't found a trick yet how they can work again. Do you know the problem with the white gel pens?
    Very good idea to decorate the finished Yupo papers with it!
    Have a nice weekend - Ulrike

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    1. Ulrike, I have the same problem with the pens. I've shaken them to try to loosen the clog & have applied heat with matches for a few seconds. This works sometimes but not every time. I've also read that some people rub the tips lightly with rubbing alcohol or place them into tea kettle steam to unclog. It seems they clog because gel pen ink is thicker than regular ballpoint pen ink; that they should be stored tightly capped with the tip facing downward. These pens make me kind of crazy!

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    2. Oh yes, I have tried all these tricks without success. Now I don't want to be annoyed any longer and rather buy myself a new pen!

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  8. Amazing drawings. I like the fish one the best.

    I've just come back from visiting an Arts and Crafts shop with someone else. I was astonished at the number of arts on offer: drawings, paintings, painting by numbers, crochet, pottery, wood work and many many more. Such a pity I have no patience or talent. I just can't see me spending hours painting, or making a clay figurine.

    God bless you, Chris. You're an inspiration.

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    1. Thank you so much, Victor, but there are lots of creative outlets - writing just happens to be yours!

      Your writing goes outside the bounds of something technical. It requires imagination, it evokes emotion, it entertains, it challenges the reader to think. It is definitely creative!

      God bless YOU, Victor. You are an inspiration. I am really enjoying your book :}

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    2. Thank you for your kind words, Chris. So glad you're enjoying my book.

      God bless you always.

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  9. Your gel pen paintings are fantastic Chris and amazing photos of the open studio tour - thank you for taking us with you!
    Happy weekend!
    hugs, Susi

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    1. Thanks, Susi. And I'm glad you could come along :}
      Happy weekend to you, too!!

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  10. Oh my, your drawings are wonderful, I love the flow and movement you get in them.

    So nice to see around potter Jeff Gunn's studio...
    I like all I see, especially the small figures.


    Enjoy the remainder of Friday and have a great weekend.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks, Jan. Yes, Jeff Gunn's studio was worth the trip. He's a warm person & a very talented potter!
      Hope you are having a great weekend, too!

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  11. very cool idea :) they are very striking.
    does the pen smudged easily?

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. Yes, it smudges very easily when the ink is wet - OK when dry.

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  12. Wow - the white gelly pen on these gorgeous Yupo backgrounds - just beautiful! My favourite is this sparkling fish in the water!
    Wonderful photos of potter Jeff Gunn's studio!
    Happy weekend! Rike xx

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    1. Thanks, Rike :} Hope you're having a happy weekend, too!!

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  13. They are all so beautiful! Thanks for sharing the photos, such an inviting tour!

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  14. Beautiful! I must try ink on yupo. Love the white over it-really pretty.

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  15. Chris I just love the pen and ink work with the jelly pen. Your colors are jus gorgeous too. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie.
      Hope you're having a great weekend, too :}

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  16. These paintings with white gel looks beautiful Chris!!! It looks like so much fun.....the first one is my favorite!!....the blue background with the fish is outstanding... I hope you do more!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Hilda! Appreciate your lovely comment!

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  17. What do the three little men represent? They remind me of the see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil figures. Maybe they are just three little men! :)

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  18. Such pretty works, really like the pink surface with the flowers, but the fish is amazing too... well and so is the owl LOL !

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  19. Sweet Chris, I shall never tire of seeing your beautiful artwork. You are such a talented lady and I'm so glad you share your talent with us. Have a wonderful week! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie, for your lovely comment!

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  20. Oh Chris, these drawings are wonderful and the colors are gorgeous! You are so clever and creative. Thanks for the tour of the potters studio, his work is beautiful. My husband is a potter but has been too busy to get started back again since we returned from Australia.

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    1. Thank you, Karen! I can only imagine how hard it is to get back into the routine after your adventure, but hope your husband returns to pottery very soon : }

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  21. Your paintings are really so positive and beautiful! And what a gorgeous studio tour you take us with you, many thanks!! I wish I was there with you.

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  22. I just love those colorful paintings! Thanks for the photos of that studio...very inspiring!👋

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