The Hiker

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”
Peter Marshall

The Hiker

2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor on Strathmore Textured ATC

I had one more little painting in me for Harry’s challenge.  The hills are alive with his texture.  🙂

I enjoy painting small.  The challenge for me will be to paint big.  Yesterday’s 8″ x 10″ painting was larger than I usually do.  I enjoyed it.  Maybe there are some larger paintings in my future.  🙂

About Peter Marshall

Peter Marshall, the witty, magnetic Scottish-American preacher who became chaplain of the US Senate just two years before his death, was the subject of the 1955 movie A Man Called Peter, based on his wife’s best-selling biography. He was born in Scotland in 1902 and, as a boy, wanted to go to sea; he served in the navy before becoming a minister. His compelling orations and his belief that religion should be fun drew large congregations to his church. He died in 1949.


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alina
    Mar 31, 2010 @ 15:54:58

    I like a lot this painting!
    It’s full of life and joy!
    The colors are beautiful!! 😉

    Have a magnificent day,my friend!! 🙂


  2. ambiguousartistry
    Mar 30, 2010 @ 18:27:53

    Oh this is beautiful, the colours and texture are lovely.


  3. CarolKing
    Mar 30, 2010 @ 11:15:53

    you are inspiring with your creativity.


  4. lesliepaints
    Mar 30, 2010 @ 09:29:10

    A “tapestry” of trees! I want to go. 🙂 I think it is a skill to paint as small as you do, Beth.


  5. lindahalcombfineart
    Mar 30, 2010 @ 07:57:53

    Really special! You see such creative ways to integrate various elements. And all on an ATC!!


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