New York Life Building – Kansas City – 3″ x 4″ Watercolor

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” 

Booker T. Washington

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

New York Life Building – Kansas City – 3″ x 4″ Watercolor

This is another itty bitty painting.  It’s a crop of just a wee corner of a really big building.  I had fun with all the detail on this one.  It is a very ornate building!  I think I am done painting Kansas City ….for now.  I think I have 30 paintings to take to the show.  I think that is plenty.  😀

Booker T. Washington, 1856-1915, Educator. Booker Taliaferro Washington was the foremost black educator of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He also had a major influence on southern race relations and was the dominant figure in black public affairs from 1895 until his death in 1915. Born a slave on a small farm in the Virginia backcountry, he moved with his family after emancipation to work in the salt furnaces and coal mines of West Virginia. After a secondary education at Hampton Institute, he taught an upgraded school and experimented briefly with the study of law and the ministry, but a teaching position at Hampton decided his future career. In 1881 he founded Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute on the Hampton model in the Black Belt of Alabama.  More…


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. novacmichaels
    Mar 28, 2013 @ 10:20:48

    love the colors! very nice clouds 😀


  2. Carol King
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 19:04:54

    I’m amazed at all the detail you put in your paintings. I can’t wait to see the whole thing.


  3. afternoonartist
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 16:49:34

    Amazing detail in this, Beth. Modern buildings don’t have lovely architectural details like this.


  4. Cindy D.
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 08:12:05

    Love it! Beautiful color and details! Teeny and awesome!


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