– Rachel Carson
House of Bones – 5.5″ x 8.5″ Watercolor
Phulgel from WetCanvas posted this photo and she said… “This is called Casa Batllo and is called the house of bones. It is a Gaudi house and represents a dragon being slayed by sir George. The piece like a chimney is the hilt of his sword. The roof is made of the bumps of his spine and the tiles are his scales. The balconies are the skulls of his victims and the bottom row of windows is supposed to be his mouth. The entire house is covered in mosaic stones.”
I had a great time painting this and to me, it looks like a fairy princess could live inside. No dragons, swords or bones. Just fairy a princess and maybe a handsome prince.
Rachel Louise Carson – May 27, 1907 - April 14, 1964Rachel Carson, writer, scientist, and ecologist, grew up simply in the rural river town of Springdale, Pennsylvania. Her mother bequeathed to her a life-long love of nature and the living world that Rachel expressed first as a writer and later as a student of marine biology. Carson graduated from Pennsylvania College for Women (now Chatham College) in 1929, studied at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, and received her MA in zoology from Johns Hopkins University in 1932.
She was hired by the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries to write radio scripts during the Depression and supplemented her income writing feature articles on natural history for the Baltimore Sun. She began a fifteen-year career in the federal service as a scientist and editor in 1936 and rose to become Editor-in-Chief of all publications for the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.