– George Washington Carver
“What Was I Thinking?”
8″ x 10″ Acrylic on Yes! Gallery Wrapped Canvas
I know, I know….. Must be because I’m sick. I spent more hours than I can count on this. I spent 4 hours on the Banty, before I ever added the quilt. Huh???
This second photo is a little truer to the color. I added a half a dozen blue glazes to the quilt to try to knock it back.
I know…. “What was I thinking?”
I fell off into a folk art mode. I really must shake this cold. It’s messing with my head. hahaha
George Washington Carver
- Born: c. 1860
- Birthplace: Diamond Grove, Missouri
- Died: 5 January 1943
- Best Known As: America’s great peanut innovator
Carver’s exact birthdate is unknown; a Missouri census record from 1870 lists George Carver as 10 years old; a photo of that record can be found here… He was an accomplished artist who displayed paintings at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair… Carver is often credited with inventing peanut butter, but it seems others had created that product before Carver began his work with peanuts… He is no relation to President George Washington. According to the Wikipedia, Carver began to use the name George Washington Carver at Iowa State “to avoid confusion with another George Carver in his classes”… Carver was posthumously awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by Iowa State in 1994… Another brilliant botanist of the same era was Luther Burbank.