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Washington State Flag, 14: Painting

We left off with eyes following me around the room, above, and a day of oiling out. The background is a blend from left to right of phthalo, sap, olive, and chromium greens, as we illuminate George from behind on … Continue reading

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Washington State Flag, 13: Oiling Out

Note: The images are at an angle so the powdery textures and oil can be better seen. Taking a break from painting George to discuss a procedure that will be performed on the finished product, and the testing day. We … Continue reading

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Washington State Flag, 12: Prepping Flag Blanks

We left off with my final finished draft on silk, above. I wished I’d take a photo of the room with the green silk along one wall — Beautiful color to work in for the next two months of painting! … Continue reading

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Washington State Flag 11, Third Drafts, Silk

We left off with my first finished drafts on silk, above.  I learned a lot… and now I had to move into true oil painting, taking advantage of the slow drying of the oil paints to blend, and having a … Continue reading

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Washington State Flag 10, Second Drafts, Silk

We left off with the finished drafts on paper, above. New tracings from our master tracing are created each time so the tracing paper doesn’t wear and the marks are fresh, not fat and sloppy. Silk was primed using Gamblin’s … Continue reading

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