Andean Cock-of-the-Rock

“The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.”
– Bernard Baruch

Andean Cock-of-the-Rock

5″ x 7″ Watercolor

Photo is by Just Chaos from WetCanvas.    This bird was at the San Diego Zoo.

I like the quote today and I think I would have liked the author, too.

About Bernard Baruch

The American financier and unofficial presidential adviser Bernard Baruch was known as the “Park Bench Statesman” for his penchant for taking meetings on park benches. He was born in 1870 in South Carolina. By the time he was 30, he had become a millionaire. During World War I, Woodrow Wilson asked Baruch’s advice on economic issues, which began a long-term relationship with the White House. He refused to become Treasury Secretary in FDR’s cabinet, preferring his unofficial role. He died in 1965.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alex Zonis
    Jan 06, 2010 @ 15:22:41

    Like Leslie, I love the detail of the blue feathers. The gold highlight of the shoulder is a real winner, it hooks you and makes to stay in the painting. Lovely work, very well done!

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  2. lesliepaints
    Jan 06, 2010 @ 10:27:46

    Is that this bird’s real name? The detail of the blue feathers and the brightness of his orange shoulders and head keep my eye on him for sure. Love the gold for the highlights around his eye and on his right shoulder. Very colorful indeed!

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    • Beth Parker
      Jan 06, 2010 @ 10:37:50

      Thanks, Leslie! I believe that is the bird’s real name. Click on Just Chaos in my post to see the original on her flicker page. He was a fun one to paint. 🙂

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