Little Pink House II

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
– Truman Capote

Yay!  It’s finished!

Little Pink House II

24″ x 48″ Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

The painting continues around the edges of the canvas, eliminating the need for a frame.

I took this picture with my Little Pink House II painting leaning up against my real pink house.  he he   This painting has been quite an adventure!  It’s like 10 times larger than I usually paint, so every square inch was a totally new experience for me.  I’m ready to do another one.    🙂

You may remember that the first Little Pink House is 4″ x 8″.  It is painted from a Barbados photo by Valri Ary.  It was Valri, who originally inspired me to go bigger with this one.  A progress shot is here.

Valri and I went to Barbados back in September of 2008.  I remember seeing a lot of these wonderful little houses.  That makes this painting even more fun.

About Truman Capote

The flamboyant American author Truman Capote is best known for his book In Cold Blood, the true story of the murder of a wealthy Kansas family. Written in a literary style, it spawned the creative nonfiction genre. Born in New Orleans in 1924 and raised by relatives in Alabama, Capote moved to New York when he was nine to live with his mother. He was a larger-than-life personality, known for his colorful attire, his lisping voice, and his outrageous statements. He died in 1984.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol King
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 16:59:13

    Your (big) little pink house came out beautiful. I would live there! Great job and good for you for trying something out of your usual size painting.


  2. lesliepaints
    Sep 27, 2010 @ 08:29:43

    WOW! This is somuch fun and the color. It was certainly worth waiting for. It does not go unnoticed that you propped your masterpiece against your own pink house! Perfect!
    I have been anxious to hear how you felt after painting so large. The fact that you say you want to do another just may inspire me to try a full sheet. Colorful and welcoming with those two chairs and umbrella! Bravo, Beth! 🙂


    • Beth Parker
      Sep 27, 2010 @ 08:43:06

      Awwww, Thank you so much, Leslie! It means so much to me that you think it feels welcoming. All that is left is to sign it and varnish it. I’d like to find someone’s wall above a sofa or something, to photograph it for my website. It’s so easy to take photos of the little ones. This one presents a whole new challenge.

      I did enjoy painting this large. I really do want to do more. The only bad thing is that I don’t get as many paintings done when I am working large. It’s not like there is a huge demand for them, but it keeps me working and exploring when I paint a lot. I’m happy, though. This was a real big step for me and I’m pleased with the whole experience! 😀


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