From 3500 Feet – Painting In Progress

“When you get into a tight place and it seems that you can’t go on, hold on — for that’s just the place and the time that the tide will turn.”
– Harriet Beecher Stowe

From 3500 Feet – Painting In Progress
6″ x 12″ Watercolor

If you live in Eufaula, don’t look for your house.  It might not be where you expect it to be.  😀

I am doing the best I can to give this painting some acuracy, but I took the photo from 3500′ in the air, when I was doing a solo flight from McAlester to Muskogee.   ( I still had one hand on the controls, while just holding the camera up to snap this with the other hand.)  It is a much larger photo, area wise, but I am cropping to this view for the painting.  That is Eufaula Cove Marina in the center.  This is a practice sketch, so to speak, for the 2′ x 4′ acrylic painting that I want to do.   I am really enjoying the process!

About Harriet Beecher Stowe

American author Harriet Beecher Stowe is known for her novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a rallying cry for the abolitionist movement. When she met Abe Lincoln in 1862, he said, “So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war!” She was born in Connecticut in 1811. Her brother, Henry Ward Beecher, became a renowned minister. After an unusually thorough education for a woman of the time, she began her career when she won a magazine prize contest. She died in 1896.


13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol King
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 18:08:16

    You took this photo while flying your plane SOLO! I don’t know which to be more impressed with, the flying or the painting.


  2. Francis
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 19:08:35

    Wow you can fly, i’m always amaze with people who can fly, i bet the view must be awsome. Can’t wait to see the finished painting.


  3. lindahalcombfineart
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 14:34:39

    I love this! Very exciting work.


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  5. Joan T
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 11:12:18

    Interesting subject! Glad you weren’t painting and flying. lol


  6. lesliepaints
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 10:42:57

    This is fantastic! It is like you are marrying your love of flying with your love for painting, Beth! Of course, I enlarged it and can not wait to see the finished piece.


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