Tuesday, September 30, 2014

30-30 Challenge - Day 30

Batik on Rice Paper with Ink - 10X8  - SOLD

"Logic will take you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere."

With the exception of last week when life got a little CRAZY,   I really enjoyed the challenge.  This one pushed me farther than the previous challenges, and has taken me in a new direction.

I tried being mindful when choosing the quotes for the artwork; this one will be pasted in my studio.

Monday, September 29, 2014

30-30 Challenge - Day 29

Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper
8X10 - Number 29

Happily, I found some scraps of a different variety of rice paper (Unryu) I used as a beginner.  There's something good to be said about hoarding art supplies!

The final challenge batik is finished.  I must confess, I finished it a couple of weeks ago and held it back to avoid the last day frenzies.

See you tomorrow!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

30-30 Challenge - Day 28

In August, I received a new roll of Japanese rice paper from New York Central Art Supply. Unfortunately, I didn't unwrap it until last week. 

 It was then I discovered it was not the paper I had previously received from them; this one continually shredded while I worked on it.  I did a few throwaways, and then decided to stop trying on this paper.  I'm shopping for new stuff.

Since I'm so focused on batiks, I've been doing small watercolor value paintings for future larger batik pieces.   I usually do them for more complicated batiks, but thought these would be great for the last week of the challenge.  

Number 22

Number 23

Number 24

Number 25

 Number 26

 Number 27

 Number 28

Friday, September 26, 2014

30-30 Challenge - Day 26

Batik with Mixed Media - Painting No. 21

"If I could be half the person my dog is, I'd be twice the human I am."
Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

30-30 Challenge - Day 24

Pockets Full of Fun - Painting No. 20
Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper - 8X10

"A person's a person no matter how small."
Dr. Seuss

Monday, September 22, 2014

30-30 Challenge - Day 22

The Storm Before the Calm - Painting No. 19
Batik with Ink & Pencil, 10X8 

"The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.  It is the storm within which endangers him, not the storm without."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, September 21, 2014

30-30 Challenge - Day 21

Lion - Painting No. 18
Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper - 8 X10

"Did you think the lion was sleeping because he didn't roar?"
Friedrich Schiller, Die Verschworung des Fiesco zu Genua

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

30-30 Challenge - Day 16

Elephant-2 (Painting No. 16)
Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper, 8X10

"When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to  let him run."   Abraham Lincoln

Elephant (Painting No. 15)
Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper - 8X10

"The only good cage is an empty cage."  Lawrence Anthony, The Elephant Whisperer

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/christine-lally/elephant/257905 - SOLD

Monday, September 15, 2014

30-30 Challenge - Day 15

We're halfway through the challenge.  There have been a couple of days where I didn't want to post the "stinkers,"  but that was the deal.

Looking back on the last two weeks, it's obvious I'm all over the place with subject matter, so I'll narrow it down for the next handful of days. 

 Going through old reference photos, I came across some favorite animals.  Most of them have already been immortalized in paint (some more than once), but I just can't help myself.  They will become brand new again.  They are just that beautiful to me...

I'm off to batik - will post a new one later today.

Well, it is later and I crashed and burned!   These are beyond stinkers.

Will play catch-up tomorrow.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

30-30 Challenge - Day 14

Slow Boat
Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper - 8X10

"There's dreams that I've had, I wrote in songs yesterday
But the waves of the world have washed them away
Still I carry them with me wherever I go
They're my only possessions on this slow boat back home."

Arlo Guthrie

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

30-30 Challenge - Day 12

The Artist
Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper - 10X8

"At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can."
Frida Khalo

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

30-30 Challenge - Day 10

O Captain! My Captain!
Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper - 16X12

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character give him power."  Abraham Lincoln


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

30-30 Challenge - Day 9

The Reader - Sold
Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper - 16X12

"'A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,' said Jojen.  'The man who never reads lives only one.'"  George R. R. Martin / A Dance with Dragons


Monday, September 8, 2014

30-30 Challenge - Day 8

A Selfless Heart
Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper - 15.5X11.5 - Sold

"...I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.  I am an American soldier." 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

30-30 Challenge - Day 5

Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper - 10X8

"Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values...  God made life simple.  It is man who complicates it."   Charles Lindbergh

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/christine-lally/aviator/254955 - SOLD

Thursday, September 4, 2014

30-30 Challenge - Day 4

The Shopper
Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper - 10X8 - SOLD

"I like my money right where I can see it... hanging in my closet."  Carrie Bradshaw

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

30-30 Challenge, Day 3

Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper - 8X10

"The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away."  Barbara Kingsolver

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014