Possum – December 21, 2009

“Times of general calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.”
– Charles Caleb Colton


6″ x 9″ Colored Pencil on Canson

I rarely use my colored pencils, so excuse the calamity and confusion, that is  Possum.  I could not have added another layer, if I tried.

Did you notice his Andy Rooney eyebrows? Fun!

About Charles Caleb Colton

English minister and author Charles Caleb Colton was best known for his book of essays, Lacon, or Many Things in Few Words. He was born in 1780 in England. He was an avid collector of both wine and paintings and was known as an eccentric for his lifestyle, which was both lavish and ramshackle, and for his church work, which was sometimes brilliant, sometimes slipshod. After leaving the ministry, he lived in Paris for many years. He died in 1832.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Dec 21, 2009 @ 18:47:22

    This is a kitty named Possum, right? I like your loose strokes with the pencil. I haven’t taken much time to experiment with the medium and nead to. Beautiful use of color, Beth.


    • Beth Parker
      Dec 21, 2009 @ 19:02:09

      Ha! I had to laugh, Leslie. ( I need to sharpen my colored pencil skills. **giggle**) Yes, it’s a very furry kitty. I did several different things with this kitty. She had such an interesting face. This is actually the most civilized version of Possum. I did get wilder.


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