Bridgetown, Barbados

“Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.”
– James Bryant Conant

Bridgetown, Barbados

8″ x 8″ Acrylic on Ampersand Artist Panel

This is Broad Street, from Valri Ary’s WDE at WetCanvas.  Of course, I waaaay simplified it.  There was a lot of noise and I couldn’t wrap my head around all of it.  Okay…. I didn’t know how to paint it.  🙂

I think I should have painted all the people with their arms up in the air, screaming, “Help me, I’m falling!”.  I had my perspective down pretty good, until I added the ground.  All the people should be sliding to their left.  Oh well.  I had fun and that’s what counts.  There are no perspective police in my world.  *giggle*

About James Bryant Conant

James Bryant Conant, the American chemist and educator, is known both for his role in the Manhattan Project — which developed the first nuclear weapons — and for his innovative tenure as president of Harvard University. Harvard had been a finishing school for the rich; Conant turned it into a world-class research university and created aptitude tests to choose students by ability. These tests became the basis for the SAT. He was born in Massachusetts in 1893 and died in New Hampshire in 1978.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol King
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 23:09:23

    I love, this painting and the colors are beautiful.


  2. Artswebshow
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 19:28:51

    this is fantastic.
    I like the bold nature of this


  3. lesliepaints
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 09:22:48

    We have an artist, here, who paints her buildings as though they are full of people, bellied-out, so to speak. Everything moves and has a different angle to it. Consider Barry Coombs work
    and there are so many others. Love your slanted walkway. 🙂


    • Beth Parker
      Aug 17, 2010 @ 10:02:53

      Thanks so much, Leslie! You really make me appreciate the things that I may have been second guessing. I am so thankful for your insights. I love Barry Coombs’ work. How fun! I like all the color! His perspective police would be so busy that they’d have to give up. He has lots of wonderful geometric activity going on. Thanks for sharing that. Check out Don Tiller’s cityscapes. He’s the artist who’s workshop I took last November in Washington. I love the way he paints.


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