Sunday, July 01, 2012

Happy Canada Day!


I've discovered that flag studies are just as challenging, and fun, as figure studies. I drew these from the window of a second floor coffee shop. Happy Canada Day!
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48 comments:

  1. LOL.... that put a smile on my face.... =)
    One can tell that you had fun with that.

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  2. Yeh you're back. Great studies. Each one a done so well. I guess I never thought about the how many different ways you can wave a flag.

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  3. Happy Canada Day. The flags are wonderful...

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  4. The perfect post for today. Sweet!

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  5. Wow, what an beautiful exercise! Happy Canada Day to you Nora! Will it be a day off for you or will you be happily painting?

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  6. I imagine how you look around searching for a model to paint, some kind of Admiral Nelson's stare before the battle)))
    Happy Canada day!

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  7. Hello Nora:) I do not know what Canada Day means, but your flags are terrific! Happy Canada Day!

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  8. Hooray for Canada.

    Lovely painting.

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  9. Happy Canada Day! It's a fun and original way to celebrate this day.

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  10. It just goes to show we are surrounded by interesting subjects for our brushes. They look like a challenging subject, testing different aspects of our technique. What a good job you have made of it.

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  11. Happy Canada Day - Your flags are great!

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  12. Quite a challenge as they move all the time, you have made a great painting of them.

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  13. Dan alegría mientras ondean al viento! Happy Canada Day

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  14. Wonderful....to make each flag have it's own personality,,very cool as usual

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  15. Love this painting! Happy Canada Day!

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  16. Great subject to paint! Happy Canada day to you! :0)

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  17. Hola Nora. Preciosa acuarela para celebrar vuestro Happy Canada Day. ¡Saludos!

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  18. Happy Canada day to you, Nora...wonderful, as always.!!

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  19. Happy Canada Day, Nora! Great subject, indeed, both challenging and playful :)

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  20. Olá Nora!
    Estou contente por descobrir mais um blogue com aguarelas tão criativas. Feliz dia para o teu país,Canada.Saudações de Portugal.
    Maria Emília

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  21. Superb! So fluid - much motion here. Great idea too. Happy Canada Day!

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  22. Great sketches of the flag and a perfect exercise for a warm up for drawing. Hope you Canada Day is/was good.

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  23. What a lovely banner you have across your blog andthe flags are look great.
    Lynn and the Doodly birds

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  24. Ditto! Patriotic and pretty... well done!

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  25. Cuantas formas diferentes puedes lograr de un solo objeto. Es un estudio imaginativo muy bueno.

    Un abrazo

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  26. WOW,NORA!Challenging subject for wonderful watercolor!Motion,color,rythm and joy.
    Happy days for Canada's people!

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  27. Happy Canada Day! Love all the movements of the flags!!!

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  28. Gorgeous maple leafs! A lovely study, Nora.

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  29. Hi Nora, Lovely detail for your Canada, :) if you have some time visit my blog, cheers!

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  30. I imagine drawing a flag in the breeze would be like drawing a figure in motion, in either event you really have to study what it does and how it moves. This painting really gives the sensation that the flags are blowing, I like it.

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  31. happy Canada Day... you were game doing the flag studies... I still remember a memorable day spent on a similar exercise at art school... it has stayed in my memory for over 20 years!!!! they are tough to paint... yours are just amazing...so sorry for being so late getting here...xx

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  32. Wonderful flag studies! I'm a little late but Happy Canada Day! :)

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  33. Clever, clever, clever! You really have to know what you are doing to be able to be able to pull off this delightful piece.

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  34. So clever and interesting. You really have to know what you are doing to be able to pull off this type of study. Quite amazing!

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  35. How interesting Nora your studio of the movement of this flag!!
    Although a bit late, happy Canada Day!!

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  36. Lots of movement captured here - you certainly do have a quick eye and hand!

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  37. Such a nice study!! Would look so beautiful framed!

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  38. I agree with Carol - this would be beautiful in a frame. A vibrant and patriotic piece. I have such a soft spot for Canada in my heart as I lived in the Toronto area for several years and love the people and the country!

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  39. Great study...and so hard to do..fantastic job :)

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  40. flag studies is predicting wind and how it distorts a pattern yet contribute to its beauty. i understand the difficulty, but you ended up with cool sketches. :)

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  41. Once again you turn the ordinary into the extraordinary! I would never have thought of drawing a flag.

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  42. Happy belated Canada Day! The flags are so full of movement--love'em.

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  43. What a wonderful way to display your flag of choice. Love it.

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  44. Oh I just love this! Happy belated Canada Day !!! I remember watching fireworks across the lake when I was a child (Lake Ontario), wondering why the celebration was happening so early!

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  45. What an interesting idea...I never seen that done before:)

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