Cows in Sunset – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor

“The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under it’s roof.”

Barbara Kingsolver

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

Cows in Sunset – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor

Isn’t this one fun?  The photo reference was by SkattyKat at WetCanvas.  The cows were in a fenced area in bright daylight, but not in Bethville!   And as you may have guessed…. they were not blue.  **giggle**

I’m getting ready to start another commission.  It’s a beautiful home in the Kansas City area.  Sneak peeks will be coming soon.

Barbara Kingsolver was born in 1955, and grew up in rural Kentucky. She earned degrees in biology from DePauw University and the University of Arizona, and has worked as a freelance writer and author since 1985. At various times in her adult life she has lived in England, France, and the Canary Islands, and has worked in Europe, Africa, Asia, Mexico, and South America. She spent two decades in Tucson, Arizona, before moving to southwestern Virginia where she currently resides.

Her books, in order of publication, are: The Bean Trees (1988), Homeland (1989), Holding the Line: Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike (1989), Animal Dreams (1990), Another America (1992), Pigs in Heaven (1993), High Tide in Tucson (1995), The Poisonwood Bible (1998), Prodigal Summer (2000), Small Wonder (2002), Last Stand: America’s Virgin Lands, with photographer Annie Griffiths Belt (2002), Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (2007), The Lacuna (2009), and Flight Behavior (available Nov. 6, 2012). She served as editor for Best American Short Stories 2001. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages, and have been adopted into the core literature curriculum in high schools and colleges throughout the nation. She has contributed to more than fifty literary anthologies, and her reviews and articles have appeared in most major U.S. newspapers and magazines. Click here to view complete bibliography.

 

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. joantav
    May 22, 2013 @ 14:32:59

    I’m happy to be back from my trip to Ireland and see the work I missed. Your paintings are always so fun to see. The ones on masa are really super. The crinkles on the paper work perfectly for the dog’s fur.

    I am so glad you are OK. The reports are just so upsetting.

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  2. Carol King
    May 19, 2013 @ 18:01:07

    Do blue cows give blue milk? Fun painting!

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  3. Jill
    May 16, 2013 @ 20:28:14

    And I like the stripey grass. Such a cute bunch!

    Reply

  4. just4crafters
    May 16, 2013 @ 07:33:46

    Love the faces and hair on your blue cows!!! 🙂 ~Sophia

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