Finally, my watercolor painting of the American Flag flying over Joe Patti’s in Pensacola, FL is done. This is the first of my seven painting series for my upcoming exhibition “Pensacola, an Artist’s Perspective” in July, 2014 at the Quayside Gallery.
The completed painting.
Naturally, now that this painting is done, it is time to move on to the next . . . . patiently waiting for “inspiration.”
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With the background sky color painted in and dry, it is now time to begin painting the flag. I decided to so with a wet-against-wet technique. This will allow colors to blend on their own with each other creating some of the dark shadows and lighter areas of the stripe. I have started laying in the reds of the flag, and I just love the way they are turning out. What I found very interesting in this flag is how the white of the stripes pick up hints of the red and blue. I will be adding that in next. Moving along on the Stars and Stripes ……
Applying red paint to create the stripes
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