Cow in the Snow

“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.

I 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

Thomas 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.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mary Moore
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 17:42:42

    Sorry for the multiple post. Did not know it would go to the top of page. DAH!!!!!!


  2. Mary Moore
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 17:41:41

    I love messing with this paper. Did you wet it and crinkle it before you painted on it? Great picture


  3. Mary Moore
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 17:39:47

    Did you crinkle it before you painting on it? I wet it and crinkle it all up and then paint on it. It will leave some of the white on the paper. I love the results I get most of the time with it. Fun to work with.


  4. lesliepaints
    Jul 13, 2011 @ 14:18:33

    Sorry I did not get on this right away. Just got back from a short trip, no internet there.
    You have done superbly with this paper, Beth. I like this as much as your first one. I know you said you want it darker and I think you will get that next time as you learn what you are searching for. However, even with it lighter the texture is VERY noticeable and has that added effect we can not achieve by just painting on watercolor paper. Love the color choices in this. Subject of the cow is wonderful and go ahead and splatter with white acrylic! No rules for us, methinks…at times, anyway!


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