Tah-Dah! – Rolling Fields of Memory

“Each new season grows from the leftovers from the past. That is the essence of change, and change is the basic law.”
–Hal Borland

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Tah-Dah!  –  Rolling Fields of Memory
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas  24″ x 36″

Or…. the back yard at Bethville.  *giggle*  It is actually my memories of the Eastern Idaho landscapes I visited last summer.

Sorry for the bad photo.  The florescent light in my lobby is working only part time, so I took this with a little light coming through the window, over-lighting the left panel.  The lines match up when the paintings are pushed together, but for some reason, I didn’t do that for this photo.  I’ll get some better pictures later, but I wanted to show you the finished painting.   As soon as I varnish it, it’s going to Our Favorite Place.  They have a spot saved for it.  🙂

My next one is going to be a single painting, 24″ x 48″.    Weeeee!  This is fun!

Hal Borland wrote what he liked to think of as his “outdoor editorials” for the Sunday New York Times from 1941 until just before his death in 1978. Born on May 14, 1900, on the prairie in Nebraska, he grew up in Colorado, and then moved to New England in 1945. Borland brought to his writing both personal life experience with nature and the wisdom and ways of rural America.

Edwin Way Teale said the Mr. Borland’s “books are always like a breath of fresh country air.” Like his Sunday editorials, his outdoor books are essays which follow the seasons through the year: An American Year, Hill Country Harvest,Sundial of the Seasons, Seasons, Hal Borland’s Book of Days, Hal Borland’s Twelve Moons of the Year. Trained as a journalist, his writings report the daily news from the world of nature.

Mr. Borland also wrote four novels that include theme of nature and human’s relationship with nature. His most famous fiction is When Legends Die. The novel tells the story of Tom, a Ute Indian boy who is raised in the wilderness by his parents. They die when he is still young, so he adopts the old Ute ways, builds a lodge for himself, and lives off the land. However, neither the Utes nor the whites will leave him alone. Men from both communities use him for their own gain. Finally he returns to the mountains where he rediscovers himself and his roots. Other novels he wrote are The Amulet, The Seventh Winter, and King of Squaw Mountain.

Mr. Borland and his wife, Barbara, lived on a 100 acre farm, the site of an old Indian village in northwestern Connecticut. Mrs. Borland was also a writer and assisted her husband in his writing, too. Mr. Borland wrote many magazine articles, poems, essays, and stories as well as his many books.

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol King
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 21:17:22

    Wow! This looks FANTASTIC! Worth the wait. I really do love this style of painting. Almost makes me want to visit a farm. 🙂 Really beautiful Beth.


    • Beth Parker
      Apr 23, 2012 @ 07:05:16

      Almost??? I heard a country western song this morning that called places like this “fly over states”! Personally, I would love to live on a farm… complete with critters. Thanks for coming to see and comment on this one. I’m really proud of it. 🙂


  2. Cindy D.
    Apr 12, 2012 @ 22:51:37

    Wow, it’s just terrific! I love all those rolling lines and waves and curves in all those great, happy colors. And those cute little hay bales and houses and cows. So great!


  3. Scatty Kat
    Apr 11, 2012 @ 14:34:01

    another stunner. love yer style…


  4. Joan T
    Apr 11, 2012 @ 10:21:25

    Awesome!!! What a great colorful view!

    I have another blog going just for this month. Please come visit.


  5. lesliepaints
    Apr 11, 2012 @ 08:47:32

    Absolutely gorgeous, fantastic, stylish and much more, Beth. Clapping!


  6. Bonnie
    Apr 11, 2012 @ 08:07:58



  7. just4crafters
    Apr 11, 2012 @ 07:43:30

    Absolutely love it!!!! ~Sophia


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