Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Captain Hook...


Captain Hook, watercolor, 4" x 4"

I'm getting ready to go back to Wisconsin for another visit with my parents. This visit was planned some months ago, long before my last-minute trip about 5 weeks ago. Anyway, I've been running around trying to get everything finished up before I leave. I squeezed in time for the little salt shaker painting too.

I hope to post once in a while during my trip. Included in my itinerary is a stop at the Transparent Watercolor Society of America exhibit -- my painting "Heirlooms" is hanging in the show -- and I'm also planning to visit some dear old friends in Madison, where I lived for many years.

Ciao for now...

18 comments:

  1. Hi Chris,
    "Captain Hook" is great! Very whimsical and a great design. Hope you enjoy the TWSA exhibit. I have a painting in it as well, but can't make the trip. The if the website posting of the show is any indication, it was a fabulous year!

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  2. That's a beautiful finish! I love how you've brought out the shine in the ceramic - just lovely!

    Have a wonderful and safe trip!

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  3. Thanks, Kathy! I'm pleased to have a painting hanging in a show with one of yours. I'm looking forward to seeing your work in person!!

    Thanks, Diahn!! I'm always amazed at how a few little details make one of these little salt shakers "pop." It's like magic. Glad you like it.

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  4. Beautiful Chris. You're so masterful with color.

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  5. Great finish, Chris, and have fun this time with your trip - we will expect some photos from the TWS show!!

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  6. Thanks, Sheila and Rhonda!! I'll try to remember to take my camera to the TWSA show, but I have a really bad track record. I would have been a lousy photo-journalist!!

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  7. Fantastic painting, Chris. Hope you have a good trip home. best wishes- Liz

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  8. Thanks, Liz!! I'm especially lookiing forward to meeting with my friends during the last few days of the trip.

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  9. I loved watching the whole process, and the result is wonderful!

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  10. Your demonstration, from the beginning through the process and completion, has been most interesting.Taking a small and seemingly simple object to a luscious little painting shows what an expert you are. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Thanks, Pablo!! Glad you enjoyed the posts and like the finished painting!!

    Thanks, Margery!! I'm pleased that you liked the demo and thanks for the compliments!!

    p.s. I want to hire you to write my next brochure!! ;-D

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  12. I just got home, 3 weeks without internet (!) so it was great fun to go through all your posts -as a person who is clueless about watercolor, this series on the progress of Captain Hook was just fascinating. Great painting.
    Hope your trip is good, and that the show is a huge success!

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  13. Oh my! You've been busy Chris, LOVE all the new informative and ever interesting posts... Thanks VERY much for posting the progress pictures of the birdie salt pepper, wonderful! Oh and your research on Eastern Cottonwood is admirable... Heh, we have some similar white floaties here and I just think of them as summer snow. (:

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  14. Thanks, Terry and Diane!! Glad you enjoyed the progress reports on this painting.

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  15. Thanks for the in-progress photos... Captain Hook is very fetching!

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  16. Thanks, R!! Or should I say "Arrgh" perhaps?? ;-D

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  17. Hi Chris! Thanks for posting your creative steps...the result is great as always. You've been busy..I'm reading your posts now..:-). Thanks again!

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  18. Thanks, Fábio!! Nice of you to leave a comment!!

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