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A classic American icon, Raggedy Ann and Andy, are great fun to paint. In this painting I worked from a reference photo of them sitting on a carpeted step. As the painting developed it took on a life of it's own. I began to see an American Flag pattern in the loosely painted background. I began to explore this option and it developed into a lovely accent backdrop for the two dolls. I also took the paintings lead and made the values and lighting darker than the photo I worked from. This painting has a lot of character and is a great example of the Americana I love to paint.