Monday, July 4, 2011

"Bands of Freedom"

My son named this painting.  His 20th birthday was yesterday and I didn't think the title "The Day After Jay's Birthday" would be appropriate.  Cat and I took over 100 photos of American flags in different locations around our fair town. Although many were great photos, they weren't what I was looking for to paint.  When Karen Werner posted "Old Glory 2", and then Dana Cooper posted "Stars and Stripes", I decided to follow their lead.  I took the flag from our porch and leaned it against the wall in my studio and there was my painting!

Have a fun and safe Independence Day!  Remember those that have served and those that are currently serving our country to secure and maintain our freedom!

6" x 6" oil on gessoed fiberboard


  1. Well done Liz! This is really wonderful,the folds and texture of the material are outstanding.

  2. Elizabeth,
    As your biggest fan for over 30 years I do have a bias toward you and your work.
    Regardless, this piece is alive and vibrant.
    Well done and very quick. I award you 1000 kisses..

    Dan J. Frazier

    YOur never anonymous admirer.