Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Chalk Lines on Black Gesso

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”
– Peter Marshall

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Chalk Line Beginnings – Three 12″ x 24″ Gallery Wrapped Canvas

When my computer was down all last week, I took time to start a group of acrylic paintings I should have started a long time ago.  I wanted to have them ready for the new gallery opening, but I doubt I’m going to make it.  I’ll show you some progress shots this week.  This is the stage where I draw the beginnings onto my black gessoed canvases.

I actually went in to the studio and painted a little on them at 5:00 this morning, before getting ready for work.  I need to be twins for about 3-4 weeks.  :)

About Peter Marshall

Peter Marshall, the witty, magnetic Scottish-American preacher who became chaplain of the US Senate just two years before his death, was the subject of the 1955 movie A Man Called Peter, based on his wife’s best-selling biography. He was born in Scotland in 1902 and, as a boy, wanted to go to sea; he served in the navy before becoming a minister. His compelling orations and his belief that religion should be fun drew large congregations to his church. He died in 1949.

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