Green African Gray

“The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning, you’re not old.”
–Rosalyn S. Yalow

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Green African Gray – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor & sharpie Postcard

I painted this little gal (Babbs) on St. Patrick’s Day.  My intention was to do some kind of Celtic design on the background, but she looks like she fell into the green beer and had hallucinations.  😀

The photo reference was provided by Valri Ary at WetCanvas.

Rosalyn S. Yalow

“A Jewish woman whose father-in-law is a rabbi, who keeps a kosher home, who invites her lab assistants to Passover seders, and worries about them catching colds is not the typical image of a Nobel Prize winner,” Emily Taitz writes in Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia. “But it is the image of Rosalyn Yalow, the first woman born and educated in the United States to win a Nobel Prize in a scientific field.” Rosalyn S. Yalow passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, at the age of 89.

Born July 19, 1921, in a working-class South Bronx neighborhood, Rosalyn Yalow excelled in math and chemistry. Her parents, immigrants from Eastern Europe, wanted her to have the education that had been denied them. Yalow credited her success partly to her father’s belief that girls could do anything boys could. She graduated from Walton Girls High School at 15 and went directly to Hunter College, a free city university for women where she studied chemistry and physics. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, in 1941.  More… Jewesses with Attitude


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cindy D
    Mar 19, 2012 @ 09:38:16

    What a sweet green bird! I thought a bit Aztec/African inspiration, too, particularly with the black background. It’s a really nicely done pattern with great consistent elements. Which reminds me, I really need to branch out from my swirls and swirls, with occasional flowers.

    “As long as you’re learning you’re not old.”
    Amen, sister! 😉


    • Beth Parker
      Mar 21, 2012 @ 05:22:41

      Thanks, Cindy! Yeah… go wild with some fun backgrounds! The orange squares that started this whole background were from a stencil, then I let my mind take over with the rest. I just needed someplace to start.


  2. artblablablablog
    Mar 19, 2012 @ 09:01:06

    I like it, very festive!


  3. Carol King
    Mar 19, 2012 @ 08:59:51

    Love, love, love the green parrot and the party background! Your quote today is also excellent.


  4. Phyllis Dobbs
    Mar 19, 2012 @ 07:32:55

    Its gorgeous! Now that St. Patty’s Day is over, I would say it has a little Aztec in it.


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