Funky Street Lamp

“Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.”
– Lin Yutang

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2011

Funky Street Lamp – 3″ x 5.5″ Watercolor

I had a lot of fun painting this.  The funny part is that when I finished it and showed it to the hubby, he said… “That would have made a better Christmas card.”  This was a mere 18 hours after I dropped 45 Christmas cards in the mail… with a magpie sitting on the head of an elk in the snow.  You know… snow… Christmas…     Gotta love him!  🙂

This was cropped from a large night  city photo from Phlugel at WetCanvas.

About Lin Yutang

Chinese author Lin Yutang wrote more than 35 books in English and Chinese, including My Country and My People and The Importance of Living, which brought him international fame. He was born in 1895 in the Fujian province in China. He created a Chinese-American dictionary, an indexing system for Chinese letters, and translated many classic Chinese texts. Written in a humorous, accessible style, his books bridged European and Chinese cultures. He died in 1976.



8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dahee Lee
    Dec 28, 2011 @ 02:05:45

    Hello, Beth Parker
    I saw your drawing ‘Funky Street Lamp’. Actually my nickname is ‘Street Lamp Girl’ so I was curious. I think your picture is very humorous and childlike. I like it alot.


  2. lesliepaints
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 12:27:21

    Besides making a nice card, this would be fine as a mini painting, framed and hung on the wall. Love it!


  3. Scriptor Obscura
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 09:20:25

    Beautiful painting, and I love the quote! Thank you for sharing this with all of us.


  4. emptyhat
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 09:40:42

    Really beautiful. I love the colours. 🙂


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