Green and Orange Grasshopper

“The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink, and somebody to love you.”

– Brendan Behan

Green and Orange Grasshopper

Inktense and Ink

I had a lot of fun painting this guy, using my Inktense pencils.   A little glimpse of spring in “Beth-World”.  😀

We’re snowed in again, but I’m okay with it.  We have plenty of groceries and coffee.  I’m painting and enjoying the day, so far.  The other day, a friend of mine put a piece of chocolate cake, with chocolate icing on his deck for the birds.  He said they all looked like little kids at a one year old’s birthday party.  Little chocolate faces!  😀

About Brendan Behan

Brendan Behan, the colorful Irish dramatist and author, spent most of his young adult life in prison, where he first began writing. He was born in 1923 in Dublin and grew up in the slums. He joined the Irish Republican Army in 1937. He landed in jail twice for political offenses. His play, The Quare Fellow, was produced in 1956 to great acclaim. Fame took a toll; he drank heavily and wrote little. He died in 1964.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. asmalltowndad
    Feb 10, 2011 @ 10:53:37

    Looks like your like everyone else… going GREEN! I like this one!


  2. lindahalcombfineart
    Feb 10, 2011 @ 08:02:04

    This is really cool – such intense color. I have never used the Inktense pencils. Do you like them? Where did you get them?


    • Beth Parker
      Feb 11, 2011 @ 10:26:32

      Thanks, Linda! I love my Inktense pencils. I especially like them for small detail. You put the color down with the pencil, wet it like regular watercolor pencils and it produces vivid colors. Then, the color becomes permanent when dry, so you can do another color next to it and it doesn’t run together. I also blend on the paper with them. Put a light color next to a dark color on a solid place and when you wet them, you can blend. So cool. I think every art supply place has them.


  3. Debbie Adams
    Feb 09, 2011 @ 18:27:44

    That must have been quite a site with them birds having chocolate all over them. 🙂
    Glad you safe and warm and all stocked up.
    Love the painting!


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