Lily Farm

“By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.”
Winston Churchill

Lily Farm

6″ x 6″ x .75″ Acrylic on Ampersand Artist Panel

This is the scanned version of this painting.  The lily is really a little too orange in this scan.    I took the photo below, on the hood of my jeep in bright sunlight.  That’s more like it!  🙂

This is a combo of a couple references.  I took the picture of the lily at our local community garden.  The hay bales came from Sundiver’s reference in the WetCanvas reference image library (RIL).  If you haven’t discovered the RIL at WetCanvas, you have to go take a look.  They have a lot of beautiful images to paint from.  Here are the ones I have uploaded over the last three years.   You may realize that I’m a little weird, if you look at too many of them.  *giggle*

When my husband saw the early painting (below) he asked me why I was painting a field full of dough wrapped hot dogs (pigs in a blanket).  He is too funny.  He also does not “get” this style of art at all.  He tends to enjoy my more realistic paintings.  🙂

Winston Churchill

The American author Winston Churchill (1871-1947) was known during his lifetime for his historical and political novels.

Born in St. Louis, Winston Churchill went to Smith Academy, then attended Annapolis. He served briefly in the U.S. Navy, working as an editor for the Army and Navy Journal, and then joined the staff of Cosmopolitan Magazine. He had been encouraged to write during his years in the Naval Academy and soon began a career as an author.

Churchill’s first novel, The Celebrity: An Episode (1898), satirized the era’s literary and fashionable world. This book introduced him to the public and gave him practice in portraying two kinds of characters that eventually loomed large in his works – the politician and the business tycoon.  More…

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. CarolKing
    Jul 20, 2010 @ 19:59:04

    I love this (your)style of art and I keep threatening that I’m going to try it one of these days. Thank you for the link to the reference library of Wet Canvas. Could you please suggest that SOMEONE redesign that site.

    I can’t eat hot dogs, but I love, pigs in a blanket! And yes, I saw them too as soon as you wrote that, but by the end, like Leslie says, they were lovely hay bales in a field.


    • Beth Parker
      Jul 21, 2010 @ 05:57:45

      Thanks, Carol! On WetCanvas, I guess I am just used to it. I don’t really navigate around it that much. I hang out in the All Media Art Events, to do the weekend deals and it keeps me painting a lot. I don’t eat hot dogs either, but laughed when he said that. 🙂


  2. lesliepaints
    Jul 20, 2010 @ 19:20:34

    Love that, dough-wrapped hot dogs! My kids loved “pig-in-a-blanket” time at our dinner table. By the time you were finished, they look like hay bales, Beth. Nice painting.


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