Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Our Newest Painting on Canvas: A Patriotic Flag for Veteran's Day

Here is our latest collaborative project in which we are painting a flag image on a canvas. 

Our newest flag painting on the easel

I set up the stripes by having a long strip of cardstock cut to the correct size to get 13 equal stripes on the flag.  Students shaded along the edge of this strip with red and orange watercolor pencils. On the stripes outside edge it was shaded with blue and purple.   It was blended into the white gesso with a damp cloth.  They wiped in the direction of the stripe. 

A group working on bringing out the 50 stars from the dark BLUE background.
A different group working at bringing out the lettering on the prayer for veterans.

an older painting entitled "America's Heart"

Pictured beneath the easel is painting that was made in the year 2001.  We worked on it following the tragic events of September 11th.  We had painted the heart as a symbol for America and the doves in the lower corners were to remind of our school of the peace and healing that needed to occur for our country.  It was exhibited once at the local gallery, The PumpHouse.  We also showed the painting at a Veteran's Day Program just a couple of years ago.  This year we hope to have the new flag done by the end of Ocober.

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