Art House Co-op Canvas Project 2

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
— Seneca

Art House Co-op Canvas Project 2

3″ x 3″ Watercolors mounted onto Canvas

I thought it would be fun to share the paintings I did for Art House Co-op’s Canvas Project 2 last year.  My words that I had to paint from are Destroyed, Giddy, Tenacious, Insolvent & Genteel.  Can you guess which one is which?  🙂

I’m getting a bit of a late start this morning, because  I went to the grocery store to stock up for the holiday weekend.  When our little town goes from 2,500 to 25,000 people, places like the grocery store are a bit of an adventure.    I like to go ahead and let the tourist have the town.  I stock up early and when I’m off work, I head 13 miles out to the quiet comfort of the house.   I am really glad they are here, don’t get me wrong.  They are the life blood of our little economy.  But… they are impatient and in full party mode and I may just be getting too old to jump right in the middle if them.  🙂

I hope that whatever plans you have for the holiday weekend are wonderful and safe.  Happy 4th of July!

Seneca

(born c. 4 BC, Corduba, Spain — died AD 65, Rome) Roman philosopher, statesman, and playwright. He was trained as an orator and began a career in politics and law in Rome c. AD 31. While banished to Corsica for adultery (41 – 49), he wrote the philosophical treatises Consolationes. He later became tutor to the future emperor Nero and from 54 to 62 was a leading intellectual figure in Rome. An adherent of Stoicism, he wrote other philosophical works, including Moral Letters, a collection of essays on moral problems. He also left a series of verse tragedies marked by violence and bloodshed, including Thyestes, Hercules, and Medea. His plays influenced the development of Elizabethan drama during the Renaissance, notably William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (1593 – 94) and John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi (c. 1613).

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Francis
    Jul 05, 2010 @ 09:07:02

    Wow, all the art work is so creative. I love all of them. What interested me the most is how you put watercolor on canvas. This is got to learn. Nice work Beth

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    • Beth Parker
      Jul 05, 2010 @ 09:15:28

      Thanks, Francis! I really appreciate it!

      I am going to have a how-to in my August newsletter. My friend, Valri is sharing her method of attaching the watercolors to canvas. Have you signed up for the newsletter? There’s a link on the blog. Valri taught me how to do it & it’s cool! 🙂

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  2. CarolKing
    Jul 02, 2010 @ 22:45:56

    Excellent quote and I love your canvas project. You are so clever!

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  3. lesliepaints
    Jul 02, 2010 @ 20:11:08

    Cool paintings, Beth. The ENRON one really stands out. The detailed design one is phenomenal. Such patience! I like coming here because of your unique and creative vision!

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    • Beth Parker
      Jul 03, 2010 @ 08:46:11

      Thank you, Leslie! That means a lot! Oh, by the way, the Enron painting is the one they put in the book. They selected one painting from each artist. 🙂

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  4. lindahalcombfineart
    Jul 02, 2010 @ 17:38:32

    What a fun challenge…I think I matched everythi8ng up…Enron, hummmm? What could that be? Lovely work.

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