Cream in Your Coffee

“In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.”

– John Ruskin

Cream in Your Coffee
5″ x 7″ Acrylic on Black Card Stock

I always drink my coffee black.  I drink my coffee all day long, right up to bedtime.  LOVE the stuff!  I was working on my BIG painting when I painted this, so I used the acrylic paint that was already out.  It was fun.  The photo is by oldrockchick from WetCanvas.  Everything was wood or white, but that didn’t deter me from dipping into the color!  😀

I have had a very good year and I am so very thankfull for all my blessings this Thanksgiving.  I hope you are enjoying the holiday with family and friends and you come back safe and sound to our little blogworld.  ((hugs))

About John Ruskin

John Ruskin was an English art critic who influenced the attitude of a whole generation toward art and architecture. He was born in 1819 in London. His career began with an essay defending his friend, artist J.M.W. Turner, from critics. His book Modern Painters made Turner popular and gave stature to the Pre-Raphaelite movement. He founded the Cambridge Scool of Art in 1858, now known as the Anglia Ruskin University. Leo Tolstoy called him one of those rare men who think with their heart. When Ruskin inherited wealth, he gave most of the money away. He died in 1900.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lindahalcombfineart
    Nov 27, 2011 @ 06:27:55

    I take mine hot and black! Can’t drink it after noon anymore and I HATE that! Good coffee is one of the joys of my life.. I love this painting. I have missed visiting – your thoughts and paintings always make my day happier! And Ruskin had it right!


    • Beth Parker
      Nov 28, 2011 @ 08:59:51

      Thanks so much, Linda. I know what you mean about missing visiting. I don’t seem to get around nearly as much as I like. I’m going to try to do better at that. 🙂


  2. asmalltowndad
    Nov 23, 2011 @ 11:45:44

    Black, no cream, no sugar, no flavoring, just black… but not from Starbucks, that stuff taste like Indiana pond muck, and yes I’ve had Indiana pond muck! Cool Painting Beth.

    Also wanted to say that I’m very Thankful for having you and the others in my blog world in the past few years, and maybe we’ll have a smalltowndad paint-out gathering someday. Happy Thanksgiving!


    • Beth Parker
      Nov 23, 2011 @ 11:53:10

      I’ve never had Indiana pond muck, but I agree about Starbucks. Yuck! Give me Folgers Classic or McDonald’s black coffee any day! A smalltowndad paint-out gathering sounds wonderful! Enjoy your family and have a great Thanksgiving. ((hugs))


  3. Carol King
    Nov 23, 2011 @ 10:56:56

    I’m not a big coffee drinker, but when I do drink it I need milk and sugar. I love your color selection. Is that cheesecake with the coffee? yum.


  4. elbrigaking
    Nov 23, 2011 @ 09:57:23

    very nice! love the colors


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