I thought it would be fun to show the whole process of painting this flag on the river side of a cabin on the Oregon Coast. I started last week by making a paper pattern of the image, and then made a pounce pattern out of it – pouncing is a long-used method of transferring an image to another surface by putting tiny holes along the drawing. In my case, I used an electric pounce machine, but this can also be done by hand with a pouncing tool.
Having already painted a white basecoat, after the image is transferred again, I paint several coats of red and blue.
Next it is time to paint 50 stars.
After all the color fields are dry, I add shading and highlights, and a pole.
This bit of Americana is painted on a cabin facing the Nestucca River, and passed by multitudes of boats carrying fishermen out for a day of fishing, and everyone is in a happy mood.
It was quite a treat getting to work in this idyllic setting, surrounded by wonderful people and gifted with a lovely salmon!