What I dream about

“It’s not what you are, but what you don’t become that hurts.”
– Oscar Levant

What I Dream About

4″ x 6″ Watercolor Postcard

This  is a painting of the plane I am training in, except for my trainer is not red.  It’s kind of a dull tan and brown.  Where’s the artistic zing in that?  *grin*

I did this little painting for a free project over at Art House Co-op called “What I Dream About”.  I have participated in several Art House Co-op projects.  I just signed up for the Canvas Project – Volume 3.   I participated in the Canvas Project, Volume 2 and it was really fun!  Their projects are inexpensive or free and a lot of fun to do.  I did the sketchbook project and was able to add like 8 galleries to my resume.  The little sketchbooks traveled all over, to different galleries.   Any-Hoo, try one of their projects.   Here’s a link to their blog. (I received no compensation for singing their praises – I just like them a lot.)

Last night, I had the best flying lesson…. EVER! 😀  I am gaining on this thing.  I even flew with the strongest crosswind I have experienced so far.  It was still great.  I’m not embarrassed to admit that several woo-hoos escaped my lips and I was giggling like a little girl.  It must be infectious, cause my CFI was laughing with me.  What a great day!  I must absolutely be the luckiest girl on the planet, except for maybe one that wins a $280 million dollar  lottery.  Oh….. ya gotta buy a ticket?  Crap!  That puts me out.  ha ha ha  😀

About Oscar Levant

Oscar Levant was a brilliant musician whose work was often overshadowed by his witty, neurotic persona. He was born in 1906 in Pittsburgh and moved with his mother to New York in 1922 to study music, gaining renown as a concert pianist before his twentieth birthday. He composed the scores for more than 20 movies in the years 1929 to 1948. He appeared in movies such as An American in Paris and hosted a TV talk show for two years; the show was taken off the air due to his risqué comments. He died in 1972.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol King
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 23:23:33

    Hmmm, I do not enjoy flying…but seeing your red plane and that beautiful sky, I think I would take a spin up in the air with you.


  2. Joan T
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 11:20:09

    I think it is so great that you’re taking flying lessons. We should actively persue our dreams. Cute painting of the red plane…is it like red cars and people fly red planes faster too? lol


    • Beth Parker
      Apr 28, 2010 @ 13:41:17

      Thanks, Joan! I have always heard that red cars got more tickets than any other color. It never dawned on me that it’s because they drive faster. I just thought they stood out more to the cops. I like your theory! 🙂

      You are so right about actively pursuing our dreams!


  3. lesliepaints
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 10:04:39

    Love the red plane but probably would like the tan and brown one just as much! The sky in this painting is gorgeous and the shadow makes this painting “sing”!


    • Beth Parker
      Apr 28, 2010 @ 10:18:34

      Thanks, Leslie! I think what made the sky work is the paper. It’s an Indian Village 300 gm handmade paper watercolor postcard. It has a very fiber-like feel to it. It won’t make a smooth painting, but it liked this sky. 🙂


  4. lindahalcombfineart
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 08:44:00



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