Colorful Porch

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
–William Arthur Ward

Colorful Porch – 5″ x 7″ Watercolor

This was painted from another Belize photo by Li at WetCanvas.  I’ll admit, I added some of this color and some of it was already there.  It did have pink railings.  he he  🙂

Every time I come home from the Caribbean, I want to add more color into my life.  Our home has a lot of brown.  Our project for the winter is to infuse some bold color into our living room.

William Arthur Ward (1921–1994), author of Fountains of Faith, is one of America’s most quoted writers of inspirational maxims.

More than 100 articles, poems and meditations written by Ward have been published in such magazines as Reader’s Digest, This Week, The Upper Room, Together, The Christian Advocate, The Adult Student, The Adult Teacher, The Christian Home, The Phi Delta Kappan, Science of Mind, The Methodist Layman, Sunshine, and Ideals.

His column Pertinent Proverbs has been featured in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and in numerous service club publications throughout the United States and abroad. He is one of the most frequently quoted writers in the pages of Quote, the international weekly digest for public speakers.

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.
If you can dream it, you can become it.

–William Arthur Ward


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Sep 14, 2011 @ 20:20:16

    When I first started following you, it was because of the bright colors you just allowed to be, no matter what. More than just the color, I like the puzzle-like shapes that went into the one, Beth.


    • Beth Parker
      Sep 15, 2011 @ 08:05:55

      Thanks, Leslie! PJ Hornberger said it really well yesterday…

      “When you’re self taught, you get to do it however you want. Because… no rules are stuck in your head. Yes, you have to teach yourself how to do everything. You find what works for you, just you. No critiques. Nada. You experiment more. Nobody is watching. There’s nobody to watch. Nothing but possibilities. ”

      Isn’t that a cool way of looking at the way we do art, if we’re self taught? Thanks for coming by to comment. I know you’re busy. 🙂


  2. lindahalcombfineart
    Sep 14, 2011 @ 15:31:52

    Zingy, springy and cheerful. I WANT to walk down those steps….


  3. Androgoth
    Sep 14, 2011 @ 12:24:12

    Always so wonderfully colourful Beth
    and i really do like this one my wickedly
    fine friend 🙂

    Androgoth XXx


  4. asmalltowndad
    Sep 14, 2011 @ 09:54:06

    Beth you really need to bring more color, joy, and a shimmer of brightness into your life!!!!
    With smiles I say this!


    • Beth Parker
      Sep 14, 2011 @ 10:15:07

      I know! This constant black, white and gray of mine is getting so tiring, isn’t it? he he Thanks for coming by, Ryan! Did you finish that cool rusty car?


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