This Guy Can Carry a Tune!

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.”
Samuel Johnson

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

This Guy Can Carry a Tune!  – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor & Prismacolor Pen

Carry is the word this week for Illustration Friday.    I am enjoying IF, because it makes me think outside the box.  I painted this from a photo from Crispur (Christine) at WetCanvas.  Christine lives in Australia and she had some great photos to paint from this weekend.  I worked on Saturday, but on Sunday I got to paint some of them.  Yay!

About Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson, the sharp-witted British essayist, wrote the first English language dictionary; his definitions still form the backbone of current dictionaries. He was born in Staffordshire in 1709. Johnson married a widow 20 years his senior and lived in poverty before achieving success with his essays when he was in his forties. Later in life, he befriended the young James Boswell, whose Life of Johnson became the quintessential English biography. Johnson died in 1784.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. michele
    Jul 26, 2012 @ 11:13:59

    Yes, literally carrying his tunes, here! Fun! :o)


  2. Carol King
    Jul 26, 2012 @ 07:49:36

    You really do think out of the box all of the time. I would have never come up with carrying a tune for the word “carry”. Great job.


  3. lesliepaints
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 16:25:02

    Ha! 🙂 The cheeks are great! …and I’ll bet it took a lot less time to paint them than that colorful kilt, Beth. Very Fun!!!!!


  4. ritabarton
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 14:25:02



  5. Cindy D
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 08:26:40

    Haha oops! And IF definitely is the reason I’ve come up with some of my crazy stuff, too. This guy is so funny! I love the multi-color kilt.


  6. Beth Parker
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 07:10:29

    HA! On Illustration Friday’s site, I misspelled my own name. Who’s the Patker chick? he he he


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