“Defensive strategy never has produced ultimate victory.”
– General Douglas MacArthur

I agree!  I really believe we have to plan our offensive strategies and be pro-active in our lives!


2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor  ATC

This little window was so fun to paint.  When I look at it now, it’s hard to imagine that I was able to figure it out, long enough to paint it.  If you turn it around in your hand, it’s especially confusing.   I painted it from a photo I got from

About General Douglas MacArthur

General Douglas MacArthur, the American war hero who led forces in both World Wars, is perhaps best known for his leadership during the Korean War, when his forces pushed back the North Koreans and Chinese to their prewar boundary. He was born in 1880 to Major General Arthur MacArthur and his wife; his earliest memory was the sound of a bugle. During World War II, he was responsible for losing and retaking the Philippines. President Truman fired him in 1951 for insubordination. He died in 1964.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cindyinsd
    Apr 27, 2010 @ 21:51:45

    Oh yes . . . you need to look at some Escher work–right up your alley. I love this arrow slit, and what an appropriate name–Illusion. Great work, great analogy. 🙂


  2. lindahalcombfineart
    Apr 27, 2010 @ 13:47:07

    I am blown away. Your patience and talent is inspiring! Ditto to everything said earlier.


  3. lesliepaints
    Apr 27, 2010 @ 10:13:02

    Oh wow! You pulled off the depth perception this required, Beth. You had to also exercise patience to get that brick layed down so believably. Beautiful!


  4. Rick Daddario
    Apr 27, 2010 @ 09:38:16

    yeah. the reverse perspective in this creates a space play that jumps back and forth from our eye to our mind, as to which points are closer and which are further away. i like playing with space in two dimensions, making background into foreground as well as background, using this to layer spaces in ways that can easily exist in two dimensions but not so easily in three dimensions is fun. Maurits Cornelis Escher (M. C. Escher) was a master of this kind of space. cool.


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