She Wanted an Identical Tractor

“Just don’t give up on trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”
– Ella Fitzgerald

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

She Wanted an Identical Tractor – 5″ x 7″ Watercolor and Ink

Okay… maybe I wanted an identical tractor.  he he   Scatty Kat from WetCanvas posted a photo of herself in this jacket and a separate photo of a rusty old green tractor.  I decided to paint that charming old tractor to go with Illustration Friday’s theme of Identical.  It was fun!  An afterthought… I should have made the green bits red so it would stand out better against the background, but I did the background last and by then, it was too late.

About Ella Fitzgerald

With her three-octave range, a purity of tone, and a wonderfully expressive voice, singer Ella Fitzgerald has been called the voice of American jazz. She was born in 1917 in Virginia and began singing professionally at age 16. Her rendition of the nursery rhyme “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” launched her stardom. Her best known recordings include the Cole Porter and George Gershwin songbooks; she also toured with Duke Ellington’s band. She died in 1996.



11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 10:44:19

    New favorite! Bursting in color, funny and just plain creative, Beth. Your personality lights up the page in this one!


  2. Claire Wildish
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 15:12:55

    I love Ella Fitzgerald and I love your illustration! Such bright fun colours and I can just imagine some crazy fun farm girl wanting a jacket to match her tractor. Cool idea!


  3. Mary Walker
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 13:01:07

    This is clever, I also like your wiggle butt caption at the top.


  4. Carol King
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 09:09:29

    You are so clever! Love that the jacket matches the tractor.


  5. Cindy D
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 07:43:27

    Love this! Wonderful idea and wonderfully executed! Super cool!


  6. afternoonartist
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 07:12:42

    I agree with your comments about the green parts, but the use of green did not ruin this lovely painting. It’s so delightful.


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