Hong Kong Shoreline – A Little Watercolor

“Rate the task above the prize; will not the mind be raised? Fight thine own faults, not the faults of others; will not evil be mended?”
– Confucius

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Hong Kong Shoreline – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor and Sharpie

The photo reference was from Joel at WetCanvas.  This little painting is going to be on it’s way to Joel in the Philippines later today.    It’s really fun when we make online art friendships.  I have several paintings in my house and office  from other countries, thanks to my friends at WetCanvas.  Quite often, we just do a trade.

About Confucius

The ancient Chinese social philosopher Confucius founded the ethically based philosophical system which became known as Confucianism. Legend says that he was born in 551 B.C. to a 70-year-old father and a 15-year-old mother. At age 50, frustrated with politics, he left his job as Justice Minister and began a 12-year journey around China. Returning home, he taught a growing number of disciples “The Way” and wrote a set of books called the Five Classics. He died in 479 B.C.



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. just4crafters
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 10:09:33

    Fantastic painting Beth!!! Wish I could live in Bethville. Looks like a very fun place to be!!!! ~Sophia


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