Chalk Artist Crop

“Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

Chalk Artist Crop

4″ x 6″ Watercolor Postcard

This is a little closeup of the artist I posted on Monday.  It’s a 30 minute quickie, playing with watercolor and that great hat!  I am trying to see things more in the form of shapes,  when I look at darks and lights.

I may want to change the way I describe myself  from self-taught to blog-taught.  I am learning so much from watching all the wonderful artists that so generously share their work.  I am happy that people like Leslie White not only post their work, but explain how or why they did what they did.

I have also learned a lot from the gang over at WetCanvas, where I have been painting since I picked up that first brush, in 2007, after a 30 year haitus.    The environment is so amazing for beginners, as the artists there are very supportive and generous with their time and their vast knowledge.

Today’s quote is so fitting, as I start over.

About F. Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, who wrote as F. Scott Fitzgerald, is best known for his novel The Great Gatsby. He was born in St. Paul in 1896. Fear of mortality spurred him to write the novel This Side of Paradise while in the Army. It was rejected twice by Scribner’s before they finally published it. His wife Zelda’s schizophrenia was the basis for his novel Tender Is the Night. After they separated, he moved to Los Angeles and wrote screenplays for studio films. He died in 1940.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Jun 10, 2010 @ 22:30:24

    I love this. It really illustrates how well you take what is important and put it out there. Thank-you, as always, for mentioning me. I have learned from you, too, you know! Love the line of this piece!

    Reply

  2. Francis
    Jun 10, 2010 @ 18:28:23

    This painting looks like a master piece to me, abstract with bright hue and the composition is just right. I like how you did the white lines around the edges. Nice work.

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    • Beth Parker
      Jun 11, 2010 @ 08:13:25

      Wow, thanks, Francis! People who have watched my painting said this is very painterly for me. It is certainly different than my normal illustrative style. I appreciate your comment!

      Reply

  3. Joan T
    Jun 10, 2010 @ 12:20:14

    I like the crop as well as the full picture. It looks so different cropped. Nice job on both.

    Reply

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