Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself.  In giving it you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.

Norman Vincent Peale


6″ x 6″ Watercolor

I did this one for the Plant Parade project in the Florals and Botanicals forum at WetCanvas.  Each month, we all paint from the same references or theme and we upload it on the 25th of the month.  I think I have been doing this since late 2007.  It’s really fun and it’s not unlike what Ryan did with his poppies yesterday.

Tomorrow, I’ll post the acrylic I did.  🙂

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale was the pastor of Marble Collegiate Church for 52 years and one of the most influential religious figures of the 20th Century. The author of 46 books, including the all-time inspirational best-seller, The Power of Positive Thinking. With Marble Church as a base, Dr. Peale launched far-reaching innovations in the decades of the 1930s, 40s and 50s. He was a dynamic motivational speaker on countless platforms, the co-publisher of the world’s leading inspirational magazine, Guideposts, and the co-founder of the first school for pastoral psychology, The Institutes of Religion and Health. Dr. Peale recognized the powerful impact of mass media and in 1935 launched a weekly radio broadcast, “The Art of Living,” which was to continue for a record-setting 54 years. His down-to-earth message of optimism, courage, and faith in God’s love for the individual has helped countless millions find confidence and inner peace.

Dr. Peale spoke to an average of 100 groups a year, until the age of 93, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan. He died at his home in Pawling, NY, on Christmas Eve, 1993. Dr. Peale’s wife, Ruth Stafford Peale, passed away in February 2008.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. elenaramirez
    Mar 25, 2010 @ 15:05:10

    Awesome, that you would use Vincent Peale, as the inspiration. I checked out, your blog, for that very reason. For he also inspired me, many years ago. God bless your work. Beautiful an inspiration, from God.


  2. Alina
    Mar 25, 2010 @ 14:18:13

    Very beautiful new artwork,Beth!!
    You are full of joy 😉
    It’s obviously from the colors that you use it 🙂
    Thank you for share it!!

    Enjoy the moment!!


  3. lindahalcombfineart
    Mar 25, 2010 @ 09:04:51

    Beth, these look like hearts opening up. What a happy painting! Linda


  4. lesliepaints
    Mar 25, 2010 @ 08:37:29

    I am really drawn into this one, first because of the color choices. The shapes from large and bold to tiny curvey lines makes this so interesting.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: