Choo Choo Train 21

“The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.”
– John Ruskin

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

Choo Choo Train 21 – 6″ x 8″ Watercolor

This train painting got it’s name from the CCT 21 that really was on the train photo by Lisilk at WetCanvas.  It is a Denver & Rio Grande Western train.  Do you think the train people have a good sense of humor?  Does the CCT really stand for Choo Choo Train?  Well…. probably not, but this is Bethville, after all.

I just got my computer back.  I lost my hard drive on Saturday and I’ve been down ever since.  I sure do miss it when it’s sick.  The sign shop comes to a sudden halt!   I did some cleaning and routine maintenance around the shop and some paperwork, but made no signs.

Aaaaaccckkk!  There’s a wasp in here!  gotta go!

About John Ruskin

John Ruskin was an English art critic who influenced the attitude of a whole generation toward art and architecture. He was born in 1819 in London. His career began with an essay defending his friend, artist J.M.W. Turner, from critics. His book Modern Painters made Turner popular and gave stature to the Pre-Raphaelite movement. He founded the Cambridge Scool of Art in 1858, now known as the Anglia Ruskin University. Leo Tolstoy called him one of those rare men who think with their heart. When Ruskin inherited wealth, he gave most of the money away. He died in 1900.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol King
    Jun 23, 2013 @ 20:24:14

    Now that is one amazing choo choo!


  2. lesliepaints
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 12:00:13

    I think it stands for Choo Choo Train. …and I like your train painting.


  3. afternoonartist
    Jun 13, 2013 @ 16:31:07

    I think I can, I think I can….choo choooo! This is wonderful.


  4. just4crafters
    Jun 13, 2013 @ 10:01:09

    Beautiful painting Beth!!! Love how the red pops against the green background!! It’s hard to imagine life without computers. I know I’m lost without mine. Have a wonderful day!!! ~Sophia


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