Congress Hotel – 5.5″ x 8.5″ Watercolor & Sharpie

“The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.”
–Mortimer Adler

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

I like that quote!

Congress Hotel – 5.5″ x 8.5″ Watercolor & Sharpie

Helen posted a photo of the Congress Hotel in South Beach, FL  on WetCanvas for us to paint from.  It is a grand, art deco style, white building.  But of course, I found a sale on yellow stucco and re-did the color for them.  I love the unique architecture of this hotel and it is happier in yellow.

Mortimer Adler, (born Dec. 28, 1902, New York, N.Y., U.S.died June 28, 2001, San Mateo, Calif.) U.S. philosopher, educator, and editor. He earned a doctorate in philosophy from Columbia University (1928) and taught philosophy of law from 1930 at the University of Chicago, where with Robert M. Hutchins he promoted the idea of liberal education through regular discussions of the great books. Together they edited the 54-volume Great Books of the Western World (1952); for Encyclopdia Britannica, Inc., they edited an annual, The Great Ideas Today (from 1961), and the 10-volume Gateway to the Great Books (1963). In 1969 Adler became director of planning for the 15th edition of Encyclopdia Britannica, published in 1974. His many books include How to Read a Book (1940), How to Think About God (1980), Six Great Ideas (1981), and Ten Philosophical Mistakes (1985).

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Phyllis Dobbs
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 12:40:01

    I always love your color selections – adding color adds so much fun and excitement and your color selections really do that!

    Reply

  2. asmalltowndad
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 06:22:16

    The CONGRESS Hotel…. No wonder it’s CROOKED! Love it Beth!

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  3. Cindy D.
    Apr 17, 2012 @ 21:13:58

    So cool! Lovely bright colors and just a great style. I always love your slightly askew buildings and this one is no exception.

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  4. just4crafters
    Apr 17, 2012 @ 12:59:17

    Love the new color!!! ~Sophia

    Reply

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