Turkeys go Shoe Shopping

“Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

Turkeys go Shoe Shopping

Here’s another bird painting.  I did this one in 2008.  I was already into birds wearing shoes.  he he

The weatherman just said the heat is going to blow in here like Sherman blowing into Atlanta.  Made me giggle until I realized that with that heat will come humidity.  Yuk.

About F. Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, who wrote as F. Scott Fitzgerald, is best known for his novel The Great Gatsby. He was born in St. Paul in 1896. Fear of mortality spurred him to write the novel This Side of Paradise while in the Army. It was rejected twice by Scribner’s before they finally published it. His wife Zelda’s schizophrenia was the basis for his novel Tender Is the Night. After they separated, he moved to Los Angeles and wrote screenplays for studio films. He died in 1940.

Bookmark 5 – Watercolor, Inktense and Sharpie

“Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Bookmark 5 – Watercolor, Inktense and Sharpie

Are you sick of the bookmarks yet?  They are so fun and full of color.  The colors really came out bright, when I laminated them.  There is one more, which is the ends of all the other 4.  I kept that one!  🙂

About F. Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, who wrote as F. Scott Fitzgerald, is best known for his novel The Great Gatsby. He was born in St. Paul in 1896. Fear of mortality spurred him to write the novel This Side of Paradise while in the Army. It was rejected twice by Scribner’s before they finally published it. His wife Zelda’s schizophrenia was the basis for his novel Tender Is the Night. After they separated, he moved to Los Angeles and wrote screenplays for studio films. He died in 1940.

Skippy – Frog Painting

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

What a great Quote!  It’s that type of thinking that has kept me flying.  🙂

Skippy

2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor

I can be fairly certain that I made up this froggie’s coloring.  I just really love purple critters.  he he he

I did much better on my instrument training yesterday, so I’m going to do it again today, then fly around by myself for a while.  How fun is that?  It’s going to be 59 degrees and sunny!  If the plane didn’t cost so much per hour, I’d fly all day!  😀

About F. Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, who wrote as F. Scott Fitzgerald, is best known for his novel The Great Gatsby. He was born in St. Paul in 1896. Fear of mortality spurred him to write the novel This Side of Paradise while in the Army. It was rejected twice by Scribner’s before they finally published it. His wife Zelda’s schizophrenia was the basis for his novel Tender Is the Night. After they separated, he moved to Los Angeles and wrote screenplays for studio films. He died in 1940.

Chalk Artist Crop

“Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

Chalk Artist Crop

4″ x 6″ Watercolor Postcard

This is a little closeup of the artist I posted on Monday.  It’s a 30 minute quickie, playing with watercolor and that great hat!  I am trying to see things more in the form of shapes,  when I look at darks and lights.

I may want to change the way I describe myself  from self-taught to blog-taught.  I am learning so much from watching all the wonderful artists that so generously share their work.  I am happy that people like Leslie White not only post their work, but explain how or why they did what they did.

I have also learned a lot from the gang over at WetCanvas, where I have been painting since I picked up that first brush, in 2007, after a 30 year haitus.    The environment is so amazing for beginners, as the artists there are very supportive and generous with their time and their vast knowledge.

Today’s quote is so fitting, as I start over.

About F. Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, who wrote as F. Scott Fitzgerald, is best known for his novel The Great Gatsby. He was born in St. Paul in 1896. Fear of mortality spurred him to write the novel This Side of Paradise while in the Army. It was rejected twice by Scribner’s before they finally published it. His wife Zelda’s schizophrenia was the basis for his novel Tender Is the Night. After they separated, he moved to Los Angeles and wrote screenplays for studio films. He died in 1940.