“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.” – Thomas A. Edison
Cow in the Snow – 7″ x 10″ Watercolor (& a Dab of White Gouache) on Masa
This was the first painting I did on the masa
paper. I loved it! In real life, the colors are a little more
vibrant. I am loving the whole masa thing. I can’t wait to do more.
splattered some white gouache across this, to
simulate the snow, but when it dried it had faded away. I may come back
in and do it again with acrylic, because it added a nice touch. I just
need more hours in my day.
The images from today and yesterday are compliments of Just Chaos on WetCanvas.
About Thomas A. Edison
Edison, the American inventor who made his early fortune with the stock
ticker and the phonograph record, is credited with inventing the light
bulb — although he simply improved upon the original idea by making the
bulb burn longer. Edison was born in 1847 in Ohio.
He was a dreamer in school; his teacher called him “addled,” and his
mother taught him at home. He used the money from his inventions to set
up a lab with a number of employees; he held a record 1,093 patents in
his name. He died in 1931.
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