Someone is Having Fish for Dinner – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor and Sharpie

“We must dare to think “unthinkable” thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.”
– James William Fulbright

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Someone is Having Fish for Dinner – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor and Sharpie

I painted this from a photo posted on WetCanvas by my friend, Dewi.   She took this at a market in Thailand, where she lives.   Of course, you know they weren’t really this colorful.

Isn’t it fun to be able to paint images from all over the world?  I have a very beautiful painting in my office that Dewi painted for me.  In fact, because of my involvement with WetCanvas, I have paintings from so many cool places.  India, Australia, South Africa, Alaska, Canada, The Netherlands, England… and so many more wonderful places.  Dewi sent her painting to me because she just wanted me to have it, but many of the art came from the 16 different exchanges I participated in.  Treasures, every one!

I love today’s quote, by the way!  Dare to think unthinkable thoughts!   (or paint in unthinkable colors)   🙂

About James William Fulbright

James William Fulbright, the US senator who represented Arkansas from 1945 to 1975, is memorialized in the Fulbright Prize, the international exchange program he created. He was born in 1905 in Missouri. As a congressman, he sponsored a resolution to form the peace-keeping organization that became the United Nations. As senator, he chaired the Foreign Relations Committee for 15 years. His book The Arrogance of Power critiques the government’s involvement in the Vietnam War. He died in 1995.



10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol King
    May 17, 2012 @ 09:29:58

    More great, graphic images from Beth! I love visiting here.


  2. Cindy D.
    May 16, 2012 @ 15:39:32

    So bright and neat! Although, it is dead fishes. But still, such fun shapes and patterns! Speaking of, loved the update on the bookmarks yesterday, particularly the one in the middle. The Wet Canvas thing does sound fun and very rewarding, but I couldn’t possibly add another “thing” at the moment! (Also, did the gallery with your recent triptych open yet?)


    • Beth Parker
      May 16, 2012 @ 15:51:57

      Thanks, Cindy! More on bookmarks Friday. Yes, the gallery opened! It’s so exciting. There is so much gorgeous art in there. There has been one man come back three times to look at my triptych. We’ll see. I need to start another large one after I get through my Memorial Day rush at the sign shop. 🙂


  3. occasionalartist
    May 16, 2012 @ 08:59:06

    Love your painting and the bright colours, so vibrant. Iam now off the check our wetpainting, not herd of it before. I love blogs full of such interesting ideas


  4. just4crafters
    May 16, 2012 @ 07:06:20

    It’s great that you are able to create paintings from images from around the world. I love the blogosphere because I have met many wonderful bloggers, like you from just about everywhere! The fish painting is fantastic and so colorful. I love how the watercolor has a mind of its own and gives each fish a different look!!! Have a super day!!! ~Sophia


  5. creatingreciprocity
    May 16, 2012 @ 06:56:21

    I love the quote too – and the fish!


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