Weathered Suitcases Spruced up – 5″ x 7″ Watercolor

“In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.”

John Churton Collins

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

Weathered Suitcases Spruced up – 5″ x 7″ Watercolor

Travel is the topic this week for for Illustration Friday.  I found the photo in the WetCanvas Reference Image Library.  It was contributed by OldRockChick.  I loved the wonderful old suitcases, that were (of course) brown,  beige and white.  I really enjoyed doing this one!  🙂

Twinkies are back!  Anybody going to go find some today?

John Churton Collins (26 March 1848 – 25 September 1908), English literary critic, was born at Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire.

From King Edward’s School, Birmingham, he went to Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated in 1872, and at once devoted himself to a literary career, as journalist, essayist and lecturer. His first book was a study of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1874), and later he edited various classical English writers, and published volumes on Bolingbroke and Voltaire in England (1886), a Study of English Literature (1891), a study of Dean Swift (1893), Essays and Studies (1895), Ephemera Critica (1901), Essays in Poetry and Criticism (1905), and Rousseau and Voltaire (1908), his original essays being sharply controversial in tone, but full of knowledge.

In 1904 he became professor of English literature at Birmingham University.[1] For many years he was a prominent University Extension lecturer, and a constant contributor to the principal reviews. On 25 September 1908 he was found dead in a ditch near Lowestoft, at which place he had been staying with a doctor for the benefit of his health. The circumstances necessitated the holding of an inquest, the verdict being that of accidental death.  Source:  Wikipedia


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Creations By Mit
    Jul 18, 2013 @ 10:39:41

    So love the vibrancy of this piece, and the quirky patterns!


  2. Hirondelle
    Jul 17, 2013 @ 06:38:59

    Nice work1 Makes you want to travel!


  3. lesliepaints
    Jul 16, 2013 @ 09:16:29

    Love the colors, patterns and shapes in this. Oh! …and the composition with that handle of the cart reaching out of the frame. Very cool, Beth!


  4. Cindy D.
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 08:48:59

    Fun suitcases! I like the plaid one. Well, I like it as an illustration, I don’t think I would carry a plaid one. I wonder why that is lol. For myself I’d pick that bright green one. Plenty of room for art supplies in there, right? (The brown one looks far too heavy!)


  5. josh pincus is crying
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 07:35:17

    very cool illustration. great colors!


  6. just4crafters
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 07:28:59

    Very cute!!! Really love the flower and striped suitcases. 🙂 ~Sophia


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