State Farm Sock Monkey Painting

“You miss 100% of the shots you never take.”
– Wayne Gretsky

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

State Farm Sock Monkey Painting – 8″ x 10″ Watercolor & Ink

First I have to say my heart goes out to all the people in Aurora, Colorado.  I visited that city when my brother lived there in the 70’s.  It’s horrible what happened at that movie theater and it’s going to have such a huge impact on a state that has already been rocked with too much this year.

This is another painting from my hometown of Eufaula, Oklahoma.   My friend Janiece Vest owns this business and is such a huge part of our community.  Janiece is a giver and a community leader who has worked very hard for the Chamber of Commerce and other causes.

I love this one.  I giggled at the State Farm bear peeking out the window the whole time I was painting it.  Fun!  😀

About Wayne Gretsky

Wayne Gretsky, the Canadian hockey champion known as the Great One, held 61 NHL records when he retired in 1999. He was born in Brantford, Ontario, and was a prodigy on the ice, competing with ten-year-olds when he was six and playing professionally by 16. He hit the big time playing for the Edmonton Oilers. When he was traded to the L.A. Kings in 1988, Canadians burned the Oilers’ owner in effigy. In 1999, ESPN named Gretsky the fifth-greatest athlete of the 20th century.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 16:22:47

    I am totally into following this guy around your town, Beth…. Such a cool idea.
    Light and love to all those who lost family members in this awful tragedy in Aurora.


  2. Thomas Ross
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 14:44:49

    I need a sock monkey.


  3. Linda Halcomb
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 12:33:29

    Too funny! Cudos to Janiece Vest. As you said, my heart goes out to all in Aurora, Colorado and I offer my sympathy and condolences.


  4. Cindy D
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 08:52:11

    Oooh, great saturated color in this one! I love when you do bricks! Haha, looks like the monkey has a secret, but it must be that he is hiding from the bear. So cute! Great quote, and I don’t even know what to think about the movie theater thing, ugh.


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