Friday, November 09, 2012

West Point Flag

I was unable to get out during or after Hurricane Sandy to paint or take photos but I was able to paint a picture from a photo reference.  I wanted to make the shadows in the foreground darker, but I had to finish the painting by candle light.  It was difficult to tell how dark the area actually was.

                                          Watercolor on 120lbs paper 9x 12

In October of 2010 I had the opportunity to tour West Point and we took many photos, several of which I hope to paint.  Of the many incredible vistas, I was most taken by the scene of the American Flag on such a historic campus.  The grey flags made the whole scene seem even more solemn.