Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013 It’s Really a Paisley Horse! 6″ x 8″ Watercolor

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
– T.S. Eliot

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

It’s Really a Paisley Horse!  6″ x 8″ Watercolor and Black Staedtler Pigment Liner

Yes… I think we have already established that I’m a little bit wacko!  But, in case you weren’t sure… this should remove all doubt.  (Especially since I an considering a series.)

The border and background is inspired by Mexican Folk Art and the paisley?   Pure Bethville.  😀

The brown horse reference photo is by SkattyKat at WetCanvas.

About T.S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot, the Nobel Prize–winning poet, is perhaps best known today for a light book of rhymes that became the Broadway hit Cats. He penned such weightier poems as “The Waste Land,” “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” and “Four Quartets.” His work is rich with deeply felt religious meditations, but he never wanted to be perceived as a religious poet. He was born in 1888 in St. Louis and made his adult home in England, where he worked as an editor at the publisher Faber & Faber. He died in 1965.



8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol King
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 06:16:00

    Wow! That’s some horse! You are the only person I know you can take a regular horse and make him paisley AND make it work so well. I’m always surprised at how small these paintings are. You have the patience of a saint.

    I read what Cindy said about the outline. I think it may work, but like she said, once you do it there’s no going back and it’s fabulous as is!


  2. afternoonartist
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 21:44:00



  3. joantav
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 17:33:24

    I just HAD to come over and see the paisley horse. This is really different and I think a series would be perfect!


  4. lesliepaints
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 10:32:02

    What was it I said, the very first time I commented on your blog, Beth? I know it was something about color. 🙂 You responded about how you love color, if I remember correctly. Love the framing and the horse rolling into it and the detail and color is exquisite!


  5. Cindy D.
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 09:08:25

    Smashing! Really beautiful color and details on the horse. Love those little pink plants and teeny blue trees, and the rolling hills. Love the border too! I wonder if a black (or white, or dark blue?) outline might pop him out a bit? That is the type of decision I have the hardest time making, because if you do it, there’s no going back. He does look great now!


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