Beth Parker Art Window Display – March 2012

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”
– Michelangelo Buonarroti

Eufaula Main Street Studio - March 2012

Beth Parker Art Window Display – March 2012

Glenna McBride, the Executive Director of the Eufaula Area Arts Council, surprised me with this window.  I think I have around 40 pieces in that gallery… mostly small of course.  The large painting, Little Pink House, is 24″ x 48″.  I get a little giggle when I drive by in the mornings.  Thanks, Glenna and the board of directors!

Check out the reflection of the buildings in the window.  We have such a cute downtown.  🙂

About Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo Buonarotti, the Renaissance sculptor and painter, is considered one of the world’s greatest artists. He was born in Tuscany in 1475. He apprenticed to a painter at age 13, infuriating his father, who considered art menial work. By age 25, he had sculpted one of his finest works, the Pietà, in St. Peter’s. Working alone, he took four years to paint more than 400 figures on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. He also designed St. Peter’s dome and is perhaps best known for his iconic statue of David. He died in 1564.

 

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Scriptor Obscura
    Mar 09, 2012 @ 16:17:11

    Congratulations! Wow, it looks beautiful! 🙂

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  2. Carol King
    Mar 09, 2012 @ 10:59:06

    congrats on your painting in the window display. It looks fab!

    Reply

  3. Cindy D
    Mar 09, 2012 @ 09:41:40

    Great quote! And wow, congratulations on the window! It really does look great. Are all those artworks on your blog? I just looked at your sidebar and you’ve been at it for years so they could very well be in here! I ask in particular because I love that bull looking out over the field.

    Well really, I love them all because they are so cheerful and happy and your style is so neat. Of course the really large one is terrific but you know I have a soft spot for animals.

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    • Beth Parker
      Mar 09, 2012 @ 10:07:02

      Thanks so much, Cindy! That one with the bull has always bothered me, because I think the bull may need color. But… as white, it could be the ghost of a bull. I just never came to a really happy place with it, because of the bull color. I love the rest of it.

      I think I have over 40 pieces of art in that gallery, but most of them are pretty small. They certainly stand out among the conservative paintings. You need sunglasses. he he he

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      • Cindy D
        Mar 09, 2012 @ 10:32:25

        Actually I thought the bull was light blue – perhaps it’s reflected light from the window. I could see white being a little odd (though a ghostly bull is a perfectly reasonable explanation, particularly since he may be surveying his old stomping grounds – though maybe light grey would be better than stark white?) But I like him light blue. Haha.

        Looks like the Illustration Friday topic is up and it is “yield” in case you wanted to give it a shot. It’s a weird word but your entry can really be only mildly related. ;D

      • Beth Parker
        Mar 09, 2012 @ 10:48:23

        Ya know… It is blue! I forgot. There is blue shading and translucent blue glazing. I may try to find a little extra time somewhere and play with “yeild”. Thanks so much, Cindy! Have a great weekend!

  4. Bonnie (artastic)
    Mar 09, 2012 @ 08:21:32

    wonderful display and well deserved

    Reply

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