Tuesday, July 5, 2011

This week at Brush-Paper-Water...

Featured artists for 2011

It is with mixed emotions that I announce the final post of Brush-Paper-Water. I did not come to this decision lightly, but ultimately the need to focus more time on my own work became the determining factor.

I've enjoyed the chance to share some fantastic artists with you over the past two-and-a-half years but I've only scratched the surface of the world of transparent watercolor. I regret that I was not able to feature all the wonderful artists I've discovered during this journey.

I do plan to maintain my personal blog (this one!) and post a bit more frequently once again. I hope you'll continue to visit.

Please jump over to Brush-Paper-Water for a slide revue of the artists featured in 2011.


  1. Chris you have made a good decision. I am honored to have been one of the aritsts for Brush-Paper-Water but also know you are a fantastic artist and you need the time to paint. Your work is just stunning and we all need to see more of it! You did a wonderful job with this site and wrote wonderful lines for each artist...we all are grateful. Now it is time to move on and become all you were created to be. You are amazing and I can hardly wait to see what you do next!!!

  2. Oh NOOOOOO.
    Seriously though, I understand.
    This is such a beautiful and high quality blog and blogging takes so much time and planning.
    So much art...so little time.
    Glad you aren't leaving entirely Chris. Your work is great!

  3. Thanks, dear Janie! I appreciate your support and encouragement!!

    Mary, you've been a regular commenter over the past two+ years -- thank you for taking the time to do that!! Hope you'll continue to check in here from time to time.

  4. Chris, I will miss Brush-Paper-Water and thank you for all of the wonderful artists you have introduced to me. I am so excited that you are going to concentrate on your own artwork. I look forward to seeing what you do.

  5. Thanks very much, Peg!! I'm glad you've enjoyed the showcase and hope you'll stay on here to see what comes next!!

  6. You have been more than generous in showcasing the work of others and I think your decision is necessary and good.

    You need to take time for yourself and your own beautiful work. I look forward to seeing more of it.

  7. Thanks for the words of support and encouragement, Jeanette. I'm so pleased to have such great friends!!

  8. Hi Chris, I am grateful for having had the opportunity to meet your work and other great artists through you. I appreciate the great work you have done to transmit and spread the wonderful master pieces of art you have posted. These works came promptly to my inbox because I am signed.

    I wish you much success in new projects, you'll have because you're a great artist. Thanks again for your generosity throughout this time.

    My best wishes to you, good luck!

  9. Chris, you've given us months of beautiful work and introduced us to many artist we may not have known without your work - so thank you! There comes a time when we all have to know when to say, "No, thanks," to whatever we are doing that is taking our time. It's good to know when - always leave 'em wanting more!

  10. Thanks, Carmen -- I pleased to hear that you enjoyed the blog. I hope you'll sign up to receive my personal blog too.

  11. Hey Rhonda! Thanks for stopping in!! I've had a good run on the showcase, but there's a time for everything and now it's time to move on. One of the things I hope to do is get back to visiting other blogs again.

  12. Thanks so much, Chris, for your encouragement and inspiration on this blog as well as on Brush-Paper-Water. I felt so honored to be one of the artists chosen for that blog, too, but best of all, I've loved following what you do.

    Thanks so much. Keep those brushes wet!

  13. Thanks for stopping in to say hello and thanks for your kind words, Sandy! I've been inspired by the enthusiasm and wonderful work I've seen over the past several years, and yours is high on that list!!

  14. Thanks for the memories! You have showcased some wonderful artists we would not have learned about if it hadn't been for you. I know we will all be watching this blog for some more of your wonderful paintings in the near future. Thanks again for all your hard work.

  15. Hey, Deb!! Thanks for stopping in to visit! I couldn't have done the blog without the help of all the wonderful artists -- so glad I found you and your beautiful work!!


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