“Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.”
– Aleksei Peshkov


2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor ATC

Another one from my window series.  A little bit of retro home comfort.  It’s amazing what one can put on these small paintings, isn’t it?

About Aleksei Peshkov

Russian social realist author Aleksei Peshkov, known as Maxim Gorky, was so esteemed that his birthplace, Nizhny Novgorod, was renamed Gorky in his honor. He was born in 1868. His parents died when he was young, and he left his home at age 12. He was arrested in the late 1880’s as a revolutionary. His writing, including his best-known novel, The Mother, portrayed a decadent society and immense poverty. He became disillusioned after the Russian Revolution, feeling Lenin’s Communism was little better. He died in 1936.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lindahalcombfineart
    May 28, 2010 @ 18:03:54

    It is amazing and you have this little guy jam packed with memories. I love the sunny colors. Reminds of of the old block and white TV shows. I know the sun was always shining on Beaver Cleaver.


  2. CarolKing
    May 27, 2010 @ 15:53:24

    It IS amazing what one can put in these small paintings. Love the TV with the rabbit ears. Haven’t seen them in a long time.


  3. Joan T
    May 27, 2010 @ 12:44:40

    Love the window with the view to the inside!!! Your painting of your niece is super!!! I love the pose and the shadowing. Now that I’m away from it I realized I don’t know how large it is, although I’m sure you said it in your post. I just love it!!


  4. lesliepaints
    May 27, 2010 @ 11:14:11

    This is fun, Beth. I like being able to see inside your windows. Looks like the news or “Double Jeapoardy” is on. 🙂


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