Paint American Flag

Have you ever thought about how often an artist has to paint drapery? Drapery is the art term for folds and wrinkles in fabric. In this video we'r

Paint American Flag


27 July 2014 - 2:16 pm

Description

Have you ever thought about how often an artist has to paint drapery? Drapery is the art term for folds and wrinkles in fabric. In this video we're going to paint some extra tough drapery: the American flag.

Painting with watercolor is difficult so we decided to solve this problem with masking fluid. The stripes are easier, but the flag's wrinkles pose their own challenges.

Used materials:

  • Paper: 9"x12" 140 lb. watercolor paper by The Langton
  • Preliminary drawing: 4H Derwent Graphic pencil.
  • Palette: Eldajon from Jerry's Artarama
  • Masking fluid: Incredible White Mask liquid frisket
  • Main colors: cadmium yellow light, cadmium red light, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow medium, cerulean, ultramarine blue, thalo blue, dioxazine mauve, and sepia

Categories: Art and Literature , Educational

Tags: Painting, how to paint, paint drapery, how to paint american flag, painting with watercolor, masking fluid, watercolor paper, white mask liquid