They Look So Innocent When They Sleep

“I have always believed that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.”
Hermann Hesse

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

They Look So Innocent When They Sleep
Quickie  4″ x 6″ Watercolor & Sharpie

This is a 15 minute quickie that I did this morning of Lin’s (Old Rock Chick at WetCanvas’) cat, Dave.  I have painted Dave so many times over the last 5 years.  I didn’t have much time this morning, but I couldn’t pass up his innocence.  🙂

Have a safe and fun Labor Day weekend!

About Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse, the Pulitzer Prize–winning German writer, became extremely popular in the 1960’s and 1970’s for his deeply spiritual novels spiked with Eastern philosophy. He is best known for the novels Siddhartha, The Glass Bead Game, and Steppenwolf. He was born in 1877 in Germany and immigrated to Switzerland in 1912. Hesse was exposed to Eastern thought from childhood: His grandfather taught Indian studies, and his mother had been born in India. He won the Noble Prize in Literature in 1946. He died in 1962.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Cindy D.
    Sep 03, 2012 @ 15:45:33

    15 minutes! So cute! Love the colors and the light!


  3. Mary Walker
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 08:14:08

    I love the energetic colors on a resting kitty, interesting contrast.


  4. Carol King
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 07:32:04

    The first thing that came out of my mouth when I saw Dave was Awwwwwww! They do look so innocent when they are sleeping. I really like the beautiful bright colors you used in this.


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