Swirly Worms in Sight – Illustration Friday

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
– St. Francis of Assisi

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Swirly Worms in Sight – 6″ x 6″ Watercolor

I painted this from a photo by mbeckett at WetCanvas.  The word for Illustration Friday is “sight” and with this big ol’ fish eye, it seemed to fit the bill.  I have another “sight” painting for tomorrow.  Here’s the link for Illustration Friday:  http://www.illustrationfriday.com/  (WordPress editing is all messed up this morning, so I can’t imbed the link or make any other edits, like adding tags.)

I worked both Saturday and Sunday, so the only time I had to paint was early in the morning, before getting ready.  That means we’ll be looking at more bookmarks later in the week.  🙂

About St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology in Catholicism, was born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone into a wealthy Italian merchant family in 1181. As a youth, he was known for carousing. After a series of illnesses, one of which occurred while a prisoner of war, he had a spiritual awakening. God came to him in a vision and told him to build up his crumbling church. Taking the dream literally, he began rebuilding a local chapel. He took a vow of poverty and began traveling, preaching, and working to help the sick and the poor. A group formed around him, becoming the Franciscan order. He died in 1226.



4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    May 25, 2012 @ 10:44:09

    I am always coming here in search of the colorful as you already know, Beth. This does not disappoint. Love the Huge fish face. The depth you achieved between fish and background blows me away!


  2. Cindy D.
    May 21, 2012 @ 18:07:47

    Hooray, I thought this might be over here, too. That is, I think “here” is a different place than where I left that other comment. I think it must be different because that place had no comments for the same posts that have comments here. Hmm, I think it was blogger or blogspot? On the other hand, you must have just posted because I didn’t get an email yet so perhaps you will be surprised to get a comment so quick! (But not surprised that I type big paragraphs sometimes in your comments section.)

    Anyway, like I said over there, this fish is just terrific! And the background and colors and all that other stuff I said. 🙂


    • Beth Parker
      May 22, 2012 @ 06:32:19

      I couldn’t get my wordpress blog to do anything I wanted it to yesterday. I couldn’t even publish it until later in the day, so I used my blogger blog. I got both comments, Cindy! Thanks so much!! I love your comments a LOT!!! You make my day!


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