White Rose

“Dedication, absolute dedication, is what keeps one ahead – a sort of indomitable obsessive dedication and the realization that there is no end or limit to this because life is simply an ever-growing process, an ever-renewing process.”
–Bruce Lee

White Rose – Watercolor

It’s weird for me to look back at these flowers and know that I did them.  I have really changed my style.  I still need to go back and remember how fun it is to do something like this and look for the light, the color, the shadows, etc.  I was hoping to paint this weekend, but I worked Saturday and had a honey do list on Sunday.  Oh well…. it was still a great weekend!

Bruce Lee (born Lee Jun-fan; 27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was a Chinese American and Hong Kong actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts movement. He is widely considered by many commentators and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist of modern times, and a cultural icon.

Lee was born in San Francisco, California in the United States, to parents of Hong Kong heritage but raised in Hong Kong until his late teens. Upon reaching the age of 18, Lee emigrated to the United States to claim his U.S. Citizenship and receive his higher education. It was during this time he began teaching martial arts, which soon led to film and television roles.  More…

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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. asmalltowndad
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 15:06:45

    Beautiful painting and a quote from one of my all time heroes. Bruce Lee was an amazing talent and physical wonder. I have studied Aikido, Jiu jitsu and Karata and have even grown more in respect of his abilities. Thanks Beth and very beautiful painting.

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  2. Debbie Adams
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 13:11:49

    I like this style of yours, as well as your current style.
    I like how delicate you created the petals and the stronger background enhances it’s beauty.

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  3. Joan T
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 12:18:27

    I love the soft glow through the petals. Lovely!!

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  4. lesliepaints
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 11:18:11

    Absolutely beautiful. I love the lost and found edges in this, Beth. Yes! Hope you get some time to paint!

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  5. lindahalcombfineart
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 09:37:20

    Beth, this beautiful. The petals glow with light and I love the textured background. Very different…shows your scope!

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  6. Alex Zonis
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 09:18:07

    I really like this painting. I am not into painted flowers generally, unless they are special like this one. The pre-thunder background and shadow make it dramatic and delicate.

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    • Beth Parker
      Feb 28, 2011 @ 09:27:40

      Thanks, Alex! I’m not really into flowers either, but I learn a lot, every time I attempt one. This reminds me of something antique and I love the pre-thunder description! 🙂

      Reply

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