4th of July at the Museum of Flight

Happy Independence Day!  Be careful with the fireworks.  My husband and I do not indulge but watch the city’s display on TV and the local towns’ displays out our upstairs window!  We’re on a hill and can see 2 or 3 displays down in the valley.

It’s my normally scheduled Thursday morning shift at the Museum of Flight.  Even though it’s a holiday, the museum is open so I “worked” my shift.  Afterwards, I attended a special Independence Day event at the Museum.

Members of Skyway Post 9430 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) honored the USA’s 232nd birthday today at the Museum of Flight.  They gave a salute to the 27 versions of the American flag.  From the first 13 star flag authorized by Congress in 1777 to today’s 50 star flag, the presented each iteration with its history.

I sketched the scene on stage as I waited for the ceremony to begin.

Here’s the first 13 star flag:

I’ve started to again carry the pocket Moleskine sketchbook.  I’m using it mostly for small ink sketches but the paper can take a little watercolor.  So the sketch, above, was done in the Moleskine with Uniball Vision Needle pen and a bit of Daniel Smith Watercolor.

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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One Response to 4th of July at the Museum of Flight

  1. miatagrrl says:

    Nice sketch for this holiday!

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