Progress Shot – Commission Pencil Sketch

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
– St. Francis of Assisi

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

Progress Shot – Commission Pencil Sketch

This is a small portion of the commission I am working on now for Jackie & Carl, from the Kansas City show.  Their house is beautiful!  So much of it is hidden by trees and I’m diligently pruning the leaves on some of the trees, so that you can see the house.  Yesterday morning, I was working in their yard.  I was putting some of the plants back in the flowerbed that had died, and sprucing up some to give them blooms.  All with a pencil.  No dirt under my fingernails.  Oh, and I also rehung the chair swing that had broken.  It’s all fixed now.

At my house, I planted a cactus a friend gave us.  That’s about the only plant I don’t kill.  😀

About St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology in Catholicism, was born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone into a wealthy Italian merchant family in 1181. As a youth, he was known for carousing. After a series of illnesses, one of which occurred while a prisoner of war, he had a spiritual awakening. God came to him in a vision and told him to build up his crumbling church. Taking the dream literally, he began rebuilding a local chapel. He took a vow of poverty and began traveling, preaching, and working to help the sick and the poor. A group formed around him, becoming the Franciscan order. He died in 1226.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mydavdoad
    May 29, 2013 @ 21:49:32

    WOW – that sketch is fantastic. What a beautiful gift! The sketch is looking great! Lovely mix of house/trees/details.

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  2. Carol King
    May 20, 2013 @ 19:20:37

    The house is looking great so far. I’m glad you “pruned some of the trees” so we could see more of the structure.

    BTW, hope you are ok in OK. Saw all the tornadoes on the news. Completely frightening. Thinking of you.

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  3. lesliepaints
    May 20, 2013 @ 14:17:40

    Love the composition in this, Beth. The perspective is a nice touch.

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  4. Jeanne Hewitt
    May 20, 2013 @ 13:21:59

    This looks so great! Way to go on that gardening, Beth! I hope you’re not too tired!

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  5. just4crafters
    May 20, 2013 @ 09:53:42

    This looks beautiful!!! Can’t wait to see this in color! ~Sophia

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  6. Cindy D.
    May 20, 2013 @ 09:42:23

    Haha! I fear I might actually kill a cactus too. I don’t know why people keep trying to suggest plants that are “so easy” – sometimes they even give me a plant to kill. Not on purpose! I did not inherit my mom’s green thumb, sadly.

    The sketch is looking great! Lovely mix of house/trees/details. At first I thought it was two houses. Must be rather large!

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  7. Jackie Kincaid
    May 20, 2013 @ 08:18:18

    Casa de Kincaid coming to life!!! Thank you, Beth.

    Reply

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