Chipmunks at Home

The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed.
Chamfort

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Chipmunks at Home – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor & Ink

I know!  Brown?  This little chipmunk house must not be in Bethville!  😀

I painted this from a photo by Sharrm at WetCanvas.

Chamfort was born Sébastien-Roch Nicolas, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme on April 6th,1741, according to a baptismal certificate from Saint-Genès parish in Clermont-Ferrand, to a grocer named Nicolas. On June 22nd, a second birth certificate gives him the name « Sébastien Roch » from «unknown parents ». A journey to Paris resulted in the boy’s obtaining a bursary at the Collège des Grassins (a secondary school). He worked hard, although one of his most contemptuous epigrams reads: Ce que j’ai appris je ne le sais plus; le peu que je sais encore, je l’ai deviné (“What I learned I no longer know; the little I still know, I guessed”). When the principal of the College promised Chamfort a benefice, he replied that he could not accept because he preferred honour to honours, j’aime l’honneur et non les honneurs. About this time he assumed the name of Chamfort.  More…

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 10:33:02

    What really pulls my eye in are the chipmunks, so the browns worked beautifully in this composition, Beth. I like the geometric shapes of the house contrasted with the line of the chipmunks’ forms that provides a strong contrast of man-made with nature.

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  2. afternoonartist
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 19:58:07

    Love this, Beth. You could add a little rocker on the porch with a pink pillow. I’m just sayn’.

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  3. Cindy D
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 07:32:11

    Wooo, a combination of your buildings and animals! Beautiful browns and I love the shingles! That is a seriously fancy house for chipmunks. (Not that they don’t deserve a fancy house!)

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