Happy Birthday, America 2013! How does one paint fireworks? Oohs and Ahs express their effect on us when we see them illuminate the night sky on the Fourth of July. How does an artist capture this on canvas? How about an indigo watercolor wash for the background? Apply molding paste on dry background in firework designs. Use edge of a matte board, palette knife, or brush to create design. Paint bold colors over dried molding paste design. Fireworks should explode before your eyes. A great way to celebrate the freedom to create.