Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Someone is Having Fish for Dinner

“We must dare to think “unthinkable” thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.”
– James William Fulbright

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Someone is Having Fish for Dinner – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor and Sharpie

I painted this from a photo posted on WetCanvas by my friend, Dewi.   She took this at a market in Thailand, where she lives.   Of course, you know they weren’t really this colorful.

Isn’t it fun to be able to paint images from all over the world?  I have a very beautiful painting in my office that Dewi painted for me.  In fact, because of my involvement with WetCanvas, I have paintings from so many cool places.  India, Australia, South Africa, Alaska, Canada, The Netherlands, England… and so many more wonderful places.  Dewi sent her painting to me because she just wanted me to have it, but many of the art came from the 16 different exchanges I participated in.  Treasures, every one!

I love today’s quote, by the way!  Dare to think unthinkable thoughts!   (or paint in unthinkable colors)   :)

About James William Fulbright

James William Fulbright, the US senator who represented Arkansas from 1945 to 1975, is memorialized in the Fulbright Prize, the international exchange program he created. He was born in 1905 in Missouri. As a congressman, he sponsored a resolution to form the peace-keeping organization that became the United Nations. As senator, he chaired the Foreign Relations Committee for 15 years. His book The Arrogance of Power critiques the government’s involvement in the Vietnam War. He died in 1995.

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