Sunday, January 15, 2012

Plein air oil painting of Graves of the Unknown Soldiers

This painting was done last week the same day as the last painting.  I painted everything on location except the flag pole,  if I had tried to do it while the first layer of paint was still wet I would have made a mess of it.  I gave it time to dry and used two pieces of tape to mask out the flag pole and just painted in between the two pieces of tape for a straight flag pole.

This is at Washington Crossing Park in Bucks County. Here is a link on this historic site.

http://www.ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing/visit/graves.htm

2 comments:

Jani Lori said...

WOW! This is so good on many levels. Color makes the mood, composition leads your eye, and I like the way the stones are rendered. Wonderful painting of an emotional scene.

Diane Leonard said...

Fantastic Painting -- the mood of the painting says it all - thank you for sharing this incredible tribute to our soldiers! Diane Leonard