Bald Boys – Watercolor & Sharpie

“Despise not small things, either for evil or good, for a look may work thy ruin, or a word create thy wealth. A spark is a little thing, yet it may kindle the world.”
– Martin Farquhar Tupper

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Bald Boys – Watercolor & Sharpie

I have a lot going on this morning, so I am posting something from the archives.  I painted this from a photo reference by Valri at WetCanvas.

Have a wonderful day!

About Martin Farquhar Tupper

Martin Farquhar Tupper was a genial, well-liked British poet best known for his book of blank verse, Proverbial Philosophy, which was a popular present for weddings and birthdays during the Victorian era. He was born in 1810 in London. He became close friends with the future prime minister William Gladstone in college. Prevented from entering the ministry by a persistent stammer, he tried law school before becoming a poet. He cured his stammer at age 35, he claimed, by constant prayer. He died in 1889.

 

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cindy D.
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 15:48:59

    These birds are pretty great but it’s the foliage I really love. The color and style of them is super neat. And of course I love blues and greens together (with brown too)! 😀

    Reply

  2. asmalltowndad
    Apr 12, 2012 @ 09:58:48

    I remember this one. I’ve been hospitalized, computer wigged out and not working, Spring Break, graduations coming up… not a chance to say hello to my blog buds lately. Sorry!

    Reply

  3. just4crafters
    Apr 12, 2012 @ 09:56:30

    Beautiful painting!!!! The eagles are gorgeous!!! Love the bold colors!!! ~Sophia

    Reply

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