Thursday, July 1, 2010

Stars & Stripes

July 4 is Independence Day in the United States of America.  It's nice to know that Canada and the US, being neighbours, have special days so close to each other.  From my research, the Fourth of July commemorates the Continental Congress' adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The document, primarily written by Thomas Jefferson, served as a formal announcement that the 13 American colonies were no longer part of the British Empire and would henceforth be free and independent states.  Seven Red and Six White Stripes for the original 13 colonies, and Stars represent the 50 States of the Union.

My source said that Red symbolizes Hardiness & Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence, while Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.

*Here is how Canadian Flag and the USA flag paintings look together.

Happy Four of July (on Sunday) to everyone in the USA!

12x6 oil of US flag on canvas.  (needs some drying time)


Dana Cooper said...

Another fabulous flag Kim, beautiful!

Carol Nelson said...

Your flags are fabulous, Kim. Wish I had thought of painting a flag for the 4th.

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Congrats on the sale...DARN it. I wanted to buy it. Can you do me a British one? Maybe I should ask that around Independence Day. But I would like one!

Kim Blair said...

Thanks Johanna, I would love to paint a British flag. In fact I am going to start a series of flag paintings, but just need to get access to more flags to take reference photos. I may need to ask my subscribers for some...
I have a feeling this is going to morph into something interesting... thanks to Carol Nelson for making me think about creating subscriber participation.