Giant Dragonfly Goes for a Joy Ride

“If you don’t like something change it;  If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”
Mary Engelbreit

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Giant Dragonfly Goes for a Joy Ride – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor & Ink

The two (yes… thank goodness it was two) seperate photos I used to paint this gem, were posted to WetCanvas by Oty.  Oty is from Greece and I’m pretty sure their dragonflies are regular sized.

I got to hear Mary Engelbreit speak to a small group at AmericasMart in Atlanta in 2011.  She is an amazing woman and very inspiring.  She has built an amazing empire with her art.  Go Mary!

Mary Engelbreit

Mary Engelbreit is known throughout the world for her distinctive illustration style, imbued with spirited wit and nostalgic warmth. The unmatched following for her work has grown with a range of licensed products that stretches from calendars, to best-selling children’s books, millions of greeting cards sold each year, and thousands of gifts, crafts and home accents.  More here.



6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. just4crafters
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 09:10:19

    Now this painting is just fun!!! I love how you painted the sky and water. Looks beautiful. The dragonfly is the coolest!!! ~Sophia


  2. afternoonartist
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 06:18:44

    Love the way the dragonfly is turning his face toward the viewer.


  3. Cindy D
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 13:02:06

    The mix of water and sky is very cool! Neat little boats! But holy cow, that is one scary gigantic dragonfly! Maybe he’s very nice? 🙂


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