Banana Republic – Kansas City – 4″ x 3″ Watercolor

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”
– Peter Marshall

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

Banana Republic – Kansas City – 4″ x 3″ Watercolor

Wow… this is big here, but in real life it is only a wee 4″ x 3″.  I love that building!  If you’re familiar with Google street view, you know that sometimes parts of the image are blurred or there may be a car or something in the way.  That is why parts of my buildings may not be just like the real thing…. aside from the wavy walls.  It’s fun making stuff up to fill in the gaps.  😀

About Peter Marshall

Peter Marshall, the witty, magnetic Scottish-American preacher who became chaplain of the US Senate just two years before his death, was the subject of the 1955 movie A Man Called Peter, based on his wife’s best-selling biography. He was born in Scotland on May 27, 1902 and, as a boy, wanted to go to sea; he served in the navy before becoming a minister. His compelling orations and his belief that religion should be fun drew large congregations to his church. He died on January 26, 1949.



6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Apr 01, 2013 @ 10:46:31

    There is an artist, here, in Fort Wayne, who paints homes and buildings as you are doing only she does them in oil. Here is an article about her:
    I think your works are phenomenal! Keep it up!


    • Beth Parker
      Apr 02, 2013 @ 08:11:26

      Very cool, Leslie. I couldn’t get on her website because my security software blocked it as dangerous, but I looked everywhere else. I love the article you linked to. How fun! Thank you!


  2. Carol King
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 19:05:57

    I would definitely shop in that store.


  3. afternoonartist
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 16:56:41

    Totally bubblelicious,


  4. Cindy D.
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 10:15:16

    Pink! What a cute tiny size! Very cool round building and all your wonderful details. That building in the background with all the balconies… my goodness, how teeny those must be! Terrific!


  5. just4crafters
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 09:44:53

    Fabulous painting Beth!!! I love how you did the barrel s-tile roof on the building. Looks great!!! ~Sophia


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