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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Gloria J Zucaro's " A New Impression"

6"H x 6"W Original Oil on Raymar Canvas Panel
$35.00 / $7.00 S&H
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This is my July entry into Ria Hills "Shoot and Paint" challenge.  http://shootandpaint.blogspot.com/  We were to take her photo of the American flag and interpret it in our own way.  Since I was working on a 6 x 6 canvas panel, I decided to change the shape of the impressionistic flag I was going to do.  I first covered the board in a transparent orange.  When it dried I added Indian yellow under the "white" stripes, Alizarin Crimson under the "red" stripes, and Caribbean blue under the star patch.  Then I mixed pools of darks, mediums and lights to mix up both the red stripes and the white stripes.  For the "stars" I used dots of white on the mixed blues background.  This is also my early entry to Paint Party Friday.  http://paintpartyfriday.blogspot.com/  See what Eva & Kristin have going on this week. View the tremendous artwork.  This is also my first of two posts to Jennifer Mclean's The Artist's Playroom. http://www.justaddwatersilly.com/search/label/APR Come by tomorrow to see my second challenge entry.

25 comments:

  1. love how this turned out! fabulous!

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  2. Can't wait to see tomorrow's entry as well... this is awesome... you have such a nice painterly style but you never sacrifice structure... hope you have had a wonderful 4th of July!!!!

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  3. Great interpretation for the APR challenge!

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  4. Wonderful, the squares of colour are brilliant!

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  5. Loving your take on the flag. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  6. this is gorgeous - the colours make me think of some kind of gorgeous latin American rug or poncho!

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  7. I love it! This is a very clever take, because I feel the colors represent all the cultures that have made the USA who we are. Blessings!

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  8. Love the flag, it is very clever. The brush strokes really make the picture, love it.
    Von

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  9. I think it's amazing Gloria!! I love the texture...very cool, and unique! Happy ppf!

    Hugs Giggles

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  10. How clever Gloria,
    What a great entry into the APR challenge...Looking forward to seeing your second entry ;D
    Neesie #11

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  11. Fabulous flag!!! I love your brush strokes and color choices!

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  12. wonderful what you did with this!

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  13. Flag paintings I love include Childe Hassam's panting in the White House, Jasper Joohn's "Flag Moratorium" (painted with complementary colors so the red, white and blue reveal themselves after staring at the flag...), and now this of yours.
    I keep searching for my own interpretation, but without success, so far.

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  14. I love seeing the American flag and your representation is very "Americana in form". Fabulous! Oh and to your comment you left on my blog, I never read Heidi and I haven't a clue as to why not. Thinking of going and checking it out from the library! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  15. Very cool. Thanks for sharing your process.

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  16. This is gorgeous. Not being a painter, I appreciated that you showed how you made it. I came from APR and I believe you did Jenn's challenge a real service. Very beautiful, in fact.

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  17. This flag is outstanding. Great job! Thanks.

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  18. this is really cool, gloria!

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  19. Awesome, fresh and original!

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  20. Wonderful interpretation of the American flag!
    I am such a fan of your art and amazingly beautiful painting techniques!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  21. I am enjoying your basket weave effect of the American flag. Good work. Blessings, Janet PPF

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