Gallery Wrapped Canvas Edges – A Sneak Peek

“There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.”
– Booker T. Washington

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Gallery Wrapped Canvas Edges – A Sneak Peek

Well, I think it’s finished.  All I have to do now is sign it and varnish it.  I wanted to show you how I painted around the edges.  All four sides on all three panels are continued around the edges.  The gallery will sell them as individual paintings or all together, so each one needed to be a complete piece of art.  I am so excited to be done, but at the same time… I’m going to miss it.  This baby has been a big part of my life for over 3 weeks.  I guess that means it’s time to start another.  **giggle**

About Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington, the influential American educator, was the first African-American to be invited to the White House; he also had tea with Queen Victoria. He was born in slavery in Virginia in 1856. After emancipation, he worked in the salt mines. When he learned of a school that would accept former slaves, he walked much of the 400 miles to get there. He became an outspoken advocate of education and hard work for African-Americans and founded Tuskegee University. He died in 1915.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cindy D
    Apr 10, 2012 @ 11:00:41

    The pink flowers are so sweet! And I really like that neat little red fence. Isn’t it crazy how we get attached to our work and yet we want to sell it or get it out into the world at the same time. That’s another benefit of blogging, I’ve found, because it preserves our history of work. (So we should all have a good backup system in place!) Oh, love this quote, too!


    • Beth Parker
      Apr 11, 2012 @ 07:17:21

      Thanks so much, Cindy! I was going to do more with those flowers, but decided to leave it alone. I’m so glad you like them. You are so right about the mixed emotions behind our work. 🙂


  2. just4crafters
    Apr 10, 2012 @ 10:50:55

    This sounds like it was a labor of love. The colors are just beautiful! I love how you painted the edges making 1 big painting or 3 individuals!!! Fantastic!!! ~Sophia


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