Masters Study – Crop from The Red Dog by Paul Gauguin

“The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.”
–Ben Stein

Masters Study – Crop from The Red Dog by Paul Gauguin

2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor & Gouache ATC

I guess you can tell that I didn’t have time to paint anything last weekend.  Here is another study I did in 2008.  I learned so much doing this.  I can still remember that I worked on that white dress forever!  🙂

A link to the original Gauguin painting is here.

Ben Stein (Benjamin J. Stein) was born November 25, 1944 in Washington, D.C., (He is the son of the economist and writer Herbert Stein) grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, and attended Montgomery Blair High School. He graduated from Columbia University in 1966 with honors in economics. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1970 as valedictorian of his class by election of his classmates. He also studied in the graduate school of economics at Yale. He has worked as an economist at The Department of Commerce, a  poverty lawyer in New Haven and Washington, D.C., a trial lawyer in the field of trade regulation at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., a university adjunct at American University in Washington, D.C., at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. At American U. He taught about the political and social content of mass culture. He taught the same subject at UCSC, as well as about political and civil rights under the Constitution. At Pepperdine, he has taught about libel law and about securities law and ethical issues since 1986.  More, at his official website – Ben’s House.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rick Daddario
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 05:23:37

    white is full of color, as you’ve clearly understood in this. sometimes i think i over play white. still… it’s fun. fun too, to go back and clarify the lessons we’ve learned in the past. sometimes i learn new things from revisiting old lessons and sometimes i’m stunned that i actually learned something that i havnt made full use of now. …which then leads me into exploring that very thing – way fun on that and on showing bits and works from your past.


    • Beth Parker
      Nov 10, 2010 @ 08:31:29

      Thanks, Rick! You are so right! I am wondering why I am not using some of the stuff I learned while doing these studies. It’s really fun for me to go back and share these. Thanks for your comment. 🙂


  2. lindahalcombfineart
    Nov 09, 2010 @ 18:15:45

    The white is absolutely sparkling with color. I love it.


  3. asmalltowndad
    Nov 09, 2010 @ 10:54:18

    I have never used gouache, but it looks like it give richer colors than watercolor. A beautiful job and I to like the white, it appears white, but has so many colors in it.
    Oh did you ever get to tag someone with a drawing… I’m always available!


    • Beth Parker
      Nov 09, 2010 @ 11:05:14

      Thanks, Ryan! Gouache is more opaque, but can be used like watercolor. I mix the two, also. I like it!

      I did tag Eric from Cobb Studio. I don’t know if he was ever able to tag anyone. He was the only person who contacted me with an address. I love my giraffe so much that I’m glad you had my address. 🙂


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