The State of Washington DAR Flag
(DAR = Daughters of the American
Revolution) is my subject today for the
30 paintings in 30 days challenge,
drawn from an image taken while
assessing the flag for the
State of Washington curatorial staff.
It hangs in the Legislative Building
ballroom, and has long-term issues
that needed to be assessed.
Despite the lack of a good photograph
(we took this image through glass and
did not remove the flag) I wanted to
create a watercolor for the DAR.
Started with a quick sketch, above, and built upon it with inks, then watercolor.
The last additions were touches of gold, both in pen and watercolor forms.
In this case, the splashes of gold reflected the lights on the glass, not just for fun!
Creating 30 watercolors in 30 days while running a business is no easy feat,
and so, the watercolors are created quickly, splashing color while not even quite dry!
This piece was created in conjunction with 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.
Drawn in an Strathmore Watercolor journal with Pentalic HB woodless pencil;
Platinum Carbon pen; Platinum Carbon and Super5 inks;
and Greenleaf & Blueberry and Daniel Smith watercolors.
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