Kansas City Skyline

“Man can only become what he is able to consciously imagine.”
Dane Rudhyar

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Kansas City Skyline – 8″ x 10″ Watercolor & Ink

If you find it a little curious that I would switch from painting Eufaula, Oklahoma to painting Kansas City…  I have a reason.  I was asked to be part of a show in Kansas City in April.  They don’t even start jurying until later next month, but I’m in!   I am one of 30 artists who will be in the show.  I am excited!  My art has shown in different places around the country, but I didn’t go with it.  This is a wonderful opportunity and you can look forward to seeing more paintings like this over the next few months.

I’m having a great time painting these buildings!  I wonder what is in the fancier tops of some of the buildings.  I am imagining swanky penthouses.  The photo reference for this painting was contributed to the cause by my longtime friend, Jim “Botee” Meyer.  We have been friends since I was about 18 years old and I was living in Kansas City.  Don’t try to do the math… it’ll hurt your head!  😀

About Dane Rudhyar

Dane Rudhyar was a respected modernist composer as well as a pioneering modern psychological astrologer. He was born in Paris in 1895 as Daniel Chennevière and immigrated to the United States in the early 1900’s. His music utilizes dissonant harmony; he claimed to be inspired by the cadence of speech. His work influenced a group of composers known as the ultramodernists. He also wrote a number of astrology books, including the seminal Astrology of Personality. He died in 1985.


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 10:34:06

    Congratulations on the show, Beth! This has all the power of a large city. Great cityscape!


  2. Vickie
    Dec 31, 2012 @ 07:43:13

    Congratulations Beth! I love all the artwork you are posting…especially the buildings. Best wishes for the New Year!


  3. afternoonartist
    Dec 30, 2012 @ 08:01:48

    Wow, so much derail in this painting, Beth. How long did it take to paint?


    • Beth Parker
      Dec 31, 2012 @ 08:35:52

      Thanks, Jill! Oh gosh… it took the best part of a day, I’m guessing. I did it over the holiday, so there were a lot of starts and stops. 😀 Have a very happy new year!


  4. joantav
    Dec 29, 2012 @ 10:19:52

    Congratulations on being selected for the show!!!! Yeah! Love the building details!!! I was in Kansas City once and sketched from my car in the rain. lol


  5. just4crafters
    Dec 28, 2012 @ 18:02:42

    Fantastic detailing in the buildings Beth!!!! Love it!!!! Wishing your and yours all the best for the New Year!!!! ~Sophia


  6. Cindy D
    Dec 28, 2012 @ 08:47:04

    Beautiful assortment of buildings and details!


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