Wine on the Beach

“The experiences of life can become our teachers; the accidental predicaments of our lives are, in this sense, spiritual opportunities.”
–Tara Bennett-Goleman

Wine on the Beach – 7″ x 9″ Watercolor

This came from a larger and more complicated image from lisilk at WetCanvas.  I opted to do a loose and simple version, using only a large brush and not too much detail.  I had a really good time!  🙂

Tara Bennett-Goleman, M.A., is a teacher, author, and psychotherapist. She also focuses on multi-cultural and inter-disciplinary fusions, integrating awareness training with the arts, social action, and psychology.

Tara’s book Emotional Alchemy: How the Mind Can Heal the Heart (Harmony Books, 2001) was a New York Times best-seller and has been translated into over 20 languages. The book integrated insights from mindful awareness training with those from her post-graduate studies with Jeffrey Young in Schema Therapy, a branch of cognitive therapy. Aaron Beck, founder of cognitive therapy has called Tara “a pioneer in the field of cognitive therapy and mindfulness,” one of the fastest growing fields in psychotherapy.   More….

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. asmalltowndad
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 10:50:55

    The beach is getting closer and closer with every rain storm. Absolutely flooded in this area of the Ohio river, and more to come today. Might as well break out the wine and sit back and watch.
    Nice painting Beth, great colors and a warm feeling from either the wine or it’s warming atmosphere!

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    • Beth Parker
      Apr 27, 2011 @ 11:02:29

      Thanks, Ryan! Our lake levels are rising, too. Lake Eufaula is a 102 acre lake, with over 600 miles of shore line and it has risen over 4 feet. That’s a lot of water. It’ll be good for the tourists coming Memorial day weekend, though. Stay safe & dry! 🙂

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  2. Artswebshow
    Apr 26, 2011 @ 21:29:54

    Sounds like a good book, on the other hand you artwork.
    Very nicely done, great choice of colour and i like the depth of it and the tones

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  3. lesliepaints
    Apr 26, 2011 @ 09:05:25

    Loose is good, something I have to work on “ALL THE TIME”. What really resonates for me with this painting are the colors, number one, and then the shape. I believe this would have worked without identifiable objects just because of that. Nice one, Beth!

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    • Beth Parker
      Apr 26, 2011 @ 09:12:30

      Thanks so much, Leslie! There was also a glass laying on it’s side, with the opening slightly toward the viewer (in the photo) and I knew I couldn’t do it. So, rather than be frustrated, I decided to just have fun with the part I thought I could do. I had fun trying to avoid the pencil lines with the paint. When I started getting too detailed, I made myself quit. 🙂

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