Mountains – The Abbreviated Version

“Be not afraid of life.  Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.”
-William James

I LOVE that.  It’s so true! 

Mountains – 2″ x 10″ Watercolor on Masa

Okay, I admit it…. this was a 4″ x 10″ painting with reflections in the water.  It was a real DOG!  I wasn’t even going to post it because I didn’t like the foreground.  But, I do like the mountains, so “crop” became my friend!   This painting would make a nice bookmark.  😀

“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.”
–William James

William James – Early Life:

William James was born into an affluent family. His father was deeply interested in philosophy and theology and strove to provide his children with a rich education.

The James children traveled to Europe frequently, attended the best possible schools, and were immersed in culture and art, which apparently paid off – William James went on to become one of the most important figures in psychology, while brother Henry James became one of the most acclaimed American novelists.    MORE…


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. debbyfriselladesigns
    Jul 22, 2011 @ 05:36:43

    Beth, I really like the blending of all the colors together and very dimensional. The crinkling affect is much like rice paper too! Love it!


  2. lesliepaints
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 16:40:20

    Crop it all the way around and glue the whole thing to another piece of coldpress and voila! You have a mini to frame. There is nothing wrong with a 4×10 as there are many places to hang a matted and framed GORGEOUS mini like this. I love it, Beth! This is fine art beauty! I mean that. You are awesome with masa!


    • Beth Parker
      Jul 21, 2011 @ 16:48:26

      Awwww! Thanks so much, Leslie! It really is fun to play on! I thought I better practice mountains before I go to Idaho/Wyoming next month. It’ll be a fun surface to use to plein air paint. Wheeeeeee!!! 🙂


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