Fall Berries – Watercolor

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”
– Michelangelo Buonarroti

Fall Berries – Watercolor

As much as I like these fall colors, I’m ready for an explosion of beautiful fresh spring colors, aren’t you?

My thoughts go out to all the people in Japan, suffering from the effects of the recent tsunami.  It’s headed toward Hawaii and the US west coast.  I hope it loses it’s potency before then.  That is just too scary to fully imagine.

About Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo Buonarotti, the Renaissance sculptor and painter, is considered one of the world’s greatest artists. He was born in Tuscany in 1475. He apprenticed to a painter at age 13, infuriating his father, who considered art menial work. By age 25, he had sculpted one of his finest works, the Pietà, in St. Peter’s. Working alone, he took four years to paint more than 400 figures on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. He also designed St. Peter’s dome and is perhaps best known for his iconic statue of David. He died in 1564.


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol King
    Mar 12, 2011 @ 19:31:12

    Lovely painting and those berries look good enough to pick right off your page.

    I, too, have been watching and praying for the people of Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. And then of course for the people in Hawaii and our west coast.
    What a horror.


    • Beth Parker
      Mar 14, 2011 @ 08:07:26

      Thanks, Carol! My sister lives on Whidbey Island, off the coast of Washington state. I was so worried and really happy the power dissipated before it hit the west coast. So scary!


  2. lesliepaints
    Mar 11, 2011 @ 17:58:20

    Wow! Favorite…….New Favorite!


  3. Joan T
    Mar 11, 2011 @ 10:53:27

    Lovely colors!!! I’m ready to see the blooms of spring too. Next week I’ll be in Myrtle Beach for a watercolor workshop…I can’t wait for sun and things in bloom!


  4. asmalltowndad
    Mar 11, 2011 @ 09:23:18

    Nice painting Beth,
    and I too pray for all in the path of these waves. 8.9 is huge, and has caused so many deaths already, I just hope it does fall in magnitude before hitting other land mass. Thanks Beth, for reminding us of others.


    • Beth Parker
      Mar 11, 2011 @ 11:26:59

      Thanks, Ryan! My little sister lives on Whidbey Island, WA and I have been worried about here, too. It’s just so incredibly sad to watch the images on TV.


  5. christinax lee
    Mar 11, 2011 @ 09:16:30

    I love this bog and the pictures in particular. Keep goign !

    Chris Lee


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