“The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.”
– John Ruskin
Little Pink Bird – 2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor
You guessed it… This bird was black in the photo reference from Ruby
Red Dog at WetCanvas. I just can’t leave well enough alone.
About John Ruskin
John Ruskin was an English art critic who influenced the attitude of a
whole generation toward art and architecture. He was born in 1819 in
London. His career began with an essay defending his friend, artist
J.M.W. Turner, from critics. His book Modern Painters made Turner
popular and gave stature to the Pre-Raphaelite movement.
He founded the Cambridge Scool of Art in 1858, now known as the Anglia
Ruskin University. Leo Tolstoy called him one of those rare men who
think with their heart. When Ruskin inherited wealth, he gave most of
the money away. He died in 1900.