Fireworks - Ready for the 4th

This painting is a cross between mixed media and realism. I used texture paste to create the background on the canvas. There is a lot of texture there. Then Layered paint by dragging the colors over the texture. I ended with metallic copper and gold on the top. After I painted the flag I used the metallic copper to help highlight the red stripes of the flag and to create the bursts of fireworks. Ready for the 4th of July!