Washington State DAR Flag

W16 1 3 WA DAR FLAG 005
W15 5 7 WA DES 1ST FLAG 001The 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!

W16 1 3 WA DAR FLAG 023
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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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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6 Responses to Washington State DAR Flag

  1. Dan Antion says:

    It’s funny how I encounter your art Kate. sometimes, I see it on Flickr first and wonder about it and then I get around to reading the blog post later. That’s always a fun way to go. I get a glimpse, and then the full story,


  2. joantav says:

    Nicely done! I am amazed at how much detail you have in a piece so small.


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