“I have accepted fear as a part of life, specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: Turn back, turn back; you’ll die if you venture too far.”
– Erica Jong


4″ x 6″ Watercolor on Indian Village handmade paper

This is a bit more realistic than I normally paint, but I enjoyed it a lot.  I left the white alone, without the aid of that icky masking fluid.  I like this way much better.  🙂

About Erica Jong

Erica Jong, the American author who made a splash with the sexual frankness of her first novel, Fear of Flying, has written several works of fiction as well as nonfiction books, including the autobiographical Fear of Fifty. She was born in New York in 1942 and now splits her time between New York City and Weston, Connecticut. She has been married four times and has one daughter.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alonso
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 19:20:18

    Great painting love it.


  2. lindahalcombfineart
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 17:47:38

    Great painting…the whites bring the piece to life. The other colors are bright,clear and cheerful. Made my dreary, wet day much better!


    • Beth Parker
      Jun 14, 2010 @ 17:56:44

      Thanks, Linda! I’ve been so busy today that I haven’t even gotten around to reading any blogs. I’ll catch up tomorrow, I hope. I love my daily fix. 🙂


  3. lesliepaints
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 09:22:59

    You got it! It glows!!!!!!! I think it makes a nice partner painting to your rooster, also. I like how the lights on the tree branches lead me to the goose and my eyes settle there. Beautiful, Beth!


    • Beth Parker
      Jun 14, 2010 @ 09:26:32

      Oh Good!! Thank you so much, Leslie! I ordered the book you told me about, but it hasn’t arrived. I love what the white does, so I can’t wait to get the book. 🙂


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