“If your eyes are blinded with your worries, you cannot see the beauty of the sunset.”


2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor on Strathmore Textured ATC

I am calling this one “Distrust”, in my window series theme, The  Soul of a Woman.  Some of us know this feeling.  We’ve been hurt or abused and although we still look out at the world, we are hesitant to let anyone in.  We protect ourselves against the possibility of being hurt again.  The cold steel of this train window is strongly bolted against the outside elements.  Ooooo, a little too deep for such a small painting, eh?  🙂

The texture of this paper seems to lend itself to the feel of an old steel train.  Fun stuff to paint on.

Krishnamurti (May 12, 1895–February 17, 1986) was a renowned writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual subjects. His subject matter included: psychological revolution, the nature of the mind, meditation, human relationships, and bringing about positive change in society. He constantly stressed the need for a revolution in the psyche of every human being and emphasized that such revolution cannot be brought about by any external entity, be it religious, political, or social.  more…


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cindyinsd
    Apr 14, 2010 @ 23:45:33

    Great metaphor, Beth. I know a few ladies like this and to see them blossoming and inching open that door is a true blessing. I always hope I can paint something that has a deeper meaning, and maybe someday. Meanwhile, I keep just painting “stuff.” 😉 Great job on the painting. You’ve fitted a lot of detail into such a small format!


    • Beth Parker
      Apr 15, 2010 @ 08:34:59

      Thanks so much, Cindy! I agree, it’s such a blessing when they inch that door open a little, isn’t it. 🙂
      As far as painting things with a deeper meaning…. I think if you feel it, it is. This is an ordinary train window. If I call it an ordinary train window, then that is all it could ever be. I snuck the deeper meaning in on it. *giggle* 🙂


  2. lindahalcombfineart
    Apr 14, 2010 @ 17:23:46

    And the string horizontal line makes it look like she is hiding behind half closed eyes. I really like this one…very unique.


  3. ambiguousartistry
    Apr 14, 2010 @ 13:09:45

    Lovely quote and another beautiful piece Beth, I’m loving these window pieces. I like the meaning behind this one, it’s so true.


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