Idaho Fence – Acrylic on Small Canvas

“Never let life’s hardships disturb you…no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages.”
– Nichiren Daishonin

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Idaho Fence – Acrylic on Small 4″ x 6″ Canvas

There is some really beautiful country between Blackfoot and Driggs, Idaho.  Gentle rolling hills of various shades of gold take my breath away.   I am visiting some paintings from the archives while I am working too much to get very many other paintings done.

I am working on a painting of Park College Power Plant, in Parkville, MO, which I think looks like maybe it’s a bar.  Hard to say, since I found it on Google Street View.  🙂

About Nichiren Daishonin

Thirteenth century Japanese monk Nichiren Daishonin is known as the founder of the branch of Buddhism that bears his name. Born Zennichi-maro in a fishing village in 1222, he changed his name when he founded “True Buddhism,” a return to the non-discriminatory basis of the religion. His huge following and his dire predictions made him unpopular with rulers; according to legend, he was about to be killed when a freak astronomical phenomenon blinded the executioner and saved Daishonin’s life. He died on October 13, 1282.

 

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. joantav
    Feb 16, 2013 @ 15:01:43

    This looks so textural…almost like fiber art. Nice!!

    Reply

  2. afternoonartist
    Feb 16, 2013 @ 11:18:39

    The gold and orange and blue and purple take my breath away. So much goodness in such a small space. You are a masterful painter, Beth.

    Reply

  3. Cindy D.
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 09:02:10

    Ooh, darker! Wonderful color. I just love those cute trees!

    Reply

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