Illustration Friday – Yield

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
– Helen Keller

 “An optimist is the human personification of spring.”
— Fortune Cookie

Illustration Friday – Yield – 2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor & Sharpie ATC

I have had my eye on a weekly blog project called Illustration Friday.  This is my first entry.   A blogger friend, Cindy at The Slumbering Herd, enters her beautiful artwork into it every week, I think.    Here is a link to her yield.   They put up a word on Friday and many people do their illustrations based on the word.  I am doing Yield and this is my tomato crop.  😀

Yield -verb (used with object)

1.  to give forth or produce by a natural process or in return for cultivation: This farm yields enough fruit to meet all our needs.

I painted it from a reference photo by KreativeKay at WetCanvas.

About Helen Keller

American author and activist Helen Keller was born in Alabama in 1880; she became blind and deaf after a childhood fever. When she was 7, Ann Sullivan famously coaxed her out of her sullen, angry shell and taught her to communicate. From then on, Keller took on the world. She graduated from Radcliffe, traveled the world visiting sweatshops and speaking out for the powerless, helped found the ACLU, and wrote eleven books. She died in 1968.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol King
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 17:56:07

    Yum! I’m jealous you have home grown tomatoes. Great painting. I remember an old blog post once where you had to paint your interpretation of some words and I was taken by how clever you were with that. Same here. Great job.


    • Beth Parker
      Mar 12, 2012 @ 18:10:57

      Thanks so much, Carol! I WISH I had home grown tomatoes. I painted them from a photo. I’m trying to think of what that was…. maybe the alphabet series. 🙂


  2. Cindy D
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 13:02:33

    Lovely colors! I like those patterns in lavender beneath the tomatoes. I couldn’t quite decide what to make of it, but decided on decorative table linen? Or possibly just a colorful background for the bright red tomatoes.

    Hooray (and thanks for the link)! Welcome to IF. I saw your note – no text required and I just started doing some of that recently. 😀


    • Beth Parker
      Mar 12, 2012 @ 13:29:49

      Thanks, Cindy! I think the tomatoes are laying on some sort of tapestry or fabric art of some kind. I only had about 45 minutes to paint last weekend. I was going through serious withdrawls by Sunday night. 🙂


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