JJ’s – A Kansas City Icon – A Little Watercolor Painting

“There is no shortcut to life. To the end of our days, life is a lesson imperfectly learned.”

Harrison E. Salisbury

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

JJ’s – A Kansas City Icon – 5″ x 7″ Watercolor & Ink

Tragically, JJ’s exploded and burned to the ground last week.  JJ’s was a much loved Kansas City icon for 28 years.   If you go to their website, you can see their heartfelt thanks to the outpouring of support from the community.  You can also find out how to donate to the fund that will help the employees and charitable groups that have responded to this tragedy.

This has to be one of my favorite Kansas City paintings.  It was important to me that I added the color and life that they brought to the plaza.

Harrison Evans Salisbury (November 14, 1908 – July 5, 1993), an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist (1955), was the first regular New York Times correspondent in Moscow after World War II.[1] He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from Minneapolis North High School in 1925 and the University of Minnesota in 1930.  More…


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. afternoonartist
    Feb 28, 2013 @ 17:07:54

    So sorry to hear that JJ’s burned. I hope no one was hurt. Great painting. LOVE the rainbow tiled roof.


  2. Cindy D.
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 10:25:41

    I love it! Those colorful roof tiles are so cool! Wonderful little patio spot!


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