Tuesday, May 19, 2020

#40, 41, 42, 43 / 100 Day Project

40 / 100 Day Project /  Watercolor

41 / 100 Day Project / Watercolor

42 / 100 Day Project - Watercolor

43 / 100 Day Project - Watercolor


These last few sketches have been very relaxing.
They took me back to painting with my first watercolor teacher,
artist Shirley Hathaway.

I took private weekly lessons at Shirley's house for a few years when we lived in Michigan.
She loved painting on wet watercolor paper, allowing the colors to flow and mix,
and always encouraged us to use huge flat brushes to swipe away hard edges.

I'm enjoying painting this way again,
and hope to do a few more of these.

Hope your week got off to a good start:)



28 comments:

  1. They are remarkable enchanting for their softness and beauty!
    You are a great artist, Chris.
    Stay safe and have inspiring time xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Sirkkis:)
      Trusting you will also stay safe & enjoy abundant creativity!

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  2. Chris, I love, love, love these!!! You chose the perfect subjects to paint in this style. Allowing the colors to flow and mix on the paper IS watercolor - relaxed and happy with wherever it goes. This and your love of animals comes through. (It's early, so I hope that makes sense.)

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    1. Thank you so much,Candy! Yes, it makes very good sense. There is nothing I would rather paint...

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  3. These are soooo beautiful=so sensitive and heart-touching. I love them all.

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    1. Thank you so much, Debra, for your lovely comment:)

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  4. These are so beautiful Chris.

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  5. Amazingly beautiful. So realistic. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us, Chris.

    God bless.

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    1. Thank you very much, Victor. God bless YOU!

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  6. The bear is the cutest, love his eyes! Stay safe and healthy everyone ☺

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    1. Thanks,Natalia! Trusting you are safe & healthy, too:)

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  7. Awesome whiskers on #40 and #41.
    Wonderful faces :)
    I always enjoy your artworks, Chris.

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  8. Ohh I love them soo much!Very cute that icebear and the baby Brown bear:))))

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    1. Thank you very much, Anita! Hang in there:)

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  9. Boa tarde, querida Chris!
    Sou fascinada pelo seu trabalho.
    Tão realista e ao mesmo tempo tão sensível.
    Um abracinho de luz.
    Megy Maia🌈

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    1. Muito obrigada, Megy! Vou pegar nesse abraço e mandar um de volta para ti:)

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  10. Bellísimas Chris. Desprenden ternura.
    Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. ¡Muchas gracias, Laura! Te mando un gran abrazo:)

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  11. Oh, I love these!! They are so soft and lovely!!! I think the sheep is my favorite, or is it the polar bear? Great use of color!

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  12. they are absolutely FANTASTIC dear Chris :)

    your mastery over faces and expression is inspiring indeed, i never experience such sublimity and elegance on animals faces paintings
    INCREDIBLY DONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely, lovely comment:)

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  13. Every painting of this animals is special. I simply can't decide wich I like mostly!Beautiful Sunday, Chris!

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  14. These are lovely Chris …

    All the best Jan

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  15. Wow. Love Camel,Rocky, lamb and calf. You capture the eyes!

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  16. Stunning and inspiring !! And I love, love your endless energy!

    xx, isabella

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