Blurry Sneak Peek at Underpainting

“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.”
– Orison Swett Marden

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Blurry Sneak Peek at Underpainting

Sorry about the blur.  I’m at work and the paintings are at home, so I can’t just go snap another one.  🙂   This Bethville series is going to be so much fun!  I can’t wait to do some more painting!

About Orison Swett Marden

Orison Swett Marden, the American writer who is considered the forerunner of motivational authors, wrote an average of two books a year from 1894 to 1924. He was born on a New England farm in 1850. During college, he worked in hotel management. He then used his seed money to buy a resort in Rhode Island. Wanting to inspire people as he himself had been inspired by British author Samuel Smiles, he began writing books like You Can, But Will You? and founded Success Magazine. He died in 1924.



6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. just4crafters
    Feb 24, 2012 @ 20:39:41

    I’m looking forward to seeing the finished painting. Can’t wait! Love this quote!!! ~Sophia


  2. Scriptor Obscura
    Feb 24, 2012 @ 17:45:04

    I absolutely LOVE that quote at the top. It is so true.


  3. Cindy D.
    Feb 24, 2012 @ 09:52:44

    I really like this effect you get starting with black and building up layers. If I ever decide to do more acrylics I think I will have to try it! Both of these look like they will be really neat! I am a big fan of cool quirky buildings, and the vivid blue sky is looking great!


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