FLAG DAY at coupeville III: Statement
I am very proud and honored that this painting was awarded the 2014-2015 National First Place in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Juried Show in Washington D.C.
The watercolor, “Flag Day @ Coupeville III”, supports the 2014-2015 DAR theme, “Celebrate America! Exploring Our American Heritage”, by presenting and honoring the history of 19th Century homes on Whidbey Island, Washington.
This is where my grandparents retired in 1944, spent the rest of their lives and were laid to rest in the Sunnyside Cemetery in Coupeville, on Whidbey Island.
The House is a lovely Victorian in the small town of Coupeville. I took photos and sketched many historic sites on the island. This is one of my favorites!
I created my 15”X22” watercolor painting to show this historic home that was built in 1889. I wanted to preserve the memory of this late 19th century Coupeville home, an excellent example of the Victorian style. I layered the watercolor on 140lb., Lana, Hot Press paper, starting from the back and going forward. Hot Press paper leaves the paint more on the surface, giving the painting an interesting layered look.
Limited Edition Prints are available for this painting through Collectors’ Gallery & Framery, 114 Nokomis Avenue S., Venice, Florida 34285, 941-488-3029