New York City – 5″ x 7″ Watercolor and Black Ink

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
– Mark Twain

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

New York City – 5″ x 7″ Watercolor & Black Staedtler Pigment Liner

That was fun!  I wish you could see it in real life.  All the windows in my building paintings are done with iridescent paint, so they kinda sparkle like real windows.  The reference photo was provided by MissMouse at WetCanvas.

The large building in the center took me a full hour to paint.  You really can’t see it here, but the pink tiered building on the right even says New Yorker on top.  It’s teenie-tiny!

About Mark Twain

Samuel Clemens, the iconic American humorist and writer, is better known by his pen name Mark Twain. He was born on November 30, 1835 in Missouri. He worked at several jobs, including steamboat pilot and miner. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Prince and the Pauper, and other successful novels. His writing captured a very American vernacular and flavor, and helped create a distinctive American literature. He died on April 21, 1910.

 

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. afternoonartist
    Mar 17, 2013 @ 15:42:49

    Wherever you go, you’re in Bethville. I love this.

    Reply

  2. Cindy D.
    Mar 15, 2013 @ 13:20:07

    Just way, way too cool! That’s it, I’m definitely going to do a cityscape of some sort. Soon. Probably. Seriously, the color and detail is terrific, and the varied building types, the water and docks, super great!

    Reply

  3. Carol King
    Mar 14, 2013 @ 17:54:24

    WOW! I love this! And as a native I reserve the right to say you did a FABULOUS JOB on my city! I cannot believe it’s only 5″ x 7″! Small painting, big city, amazing job.

    Reply

  4. just4crafters
    Mar 14, 2013 @ 12:26:51

    WOW!!! Fabulous!!!! Love it!!! ~Sophia

    Reply

  5. lesliepaints
    Mar 14, 2013 @ 09:45:15

    Super colorful! Wonderful detail!

    Reply

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