Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Flags

Holidays can be causes for subject matter.  Here is a painting that celebrates the Fourth of July.

My reason for doing the painting, however, was more of an experiment with the underpainting. 
In order to achieve the bright, happy colors of the occasion, I decided to go around the color wheel to create a kind of rainbow effect.  Fewer grays resulted in an upbeat, lively atmosphere that caught the spirit of the day.
So try going around the color wheel to keep your colors purer.

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