The Pouthouse

“For time and the world do not stand still, change is the only law of life, and those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.”
John F. Kennedy

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

The Pouthouse – 8″ x 10″ Watercolor & Ink

Janelle McKnight commissioned this painting for her husband for Christmas.  It is Daryl Wayne McKnight’s woodworking shop, behind their house.  I also made business cards for Wayne, using this image for a background.  I didn’t ask what “The Pouthouse” meant, or how it got it’s name.   Maybe that’s where he goes to pout?  Nah… he is making beautiful woodwork in there, so that has to be his happy place.  He is represented by Our Favorite Place.  Go see his wonderful art if you’re in Eufaula.  🙂

John F. Kennedy

On November 22, 1963, when he was hardly past his first thousand days in office, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was killed by an assassin’s bullets as his motorcade wound through Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was the youngest man elected President; he was the youngest to die.

Of Irish descent, he was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on May 29, 1917. Graduating from Harvard in 1940, he entered the Navy. In 1943, when his PT boat was rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer, Kennedy, despite grave injuries, led the survivors through perilous waters to safety.

Back from the war, he became a Democratic Congressman from the Boston area, advancing in 1953 to the Senate. He married Jacqueline Bouvier on September 12, 1953. In 1955, while recuperating from a back operation, he wrote Profiles in Courage, which won the Pulitzer Prize in history.  More here.



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. afternoonartist
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 23:28:56

    Interesting stonework on the side of the building. Love the shading on the stones.


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