Zippo

Zippo
6x6 oil on canvas
© 2011 Carol Horzempa

This is my submission for this weeks DPW Challenge. A really great artist by the name of Michael Naples posted a reference photo of a Zippo lighter for this weeks challenge. He invited fellow artists to paint the Zippo using only burnt sienna, ultramarine blue and titanium white. This was a great lesson in values and quite challenging!

13 comments:

  1. Looks great Carol. I will have to try this one. You did a a great job with the three colors. Love how you handled the edges and reflections.

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  2. Great job Carol! Didn't know such a limited palette could result in such a rich painting! I'm learning everyday.

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  3. Great job with the challenge Carol!!

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  4. You are so condident with your brushstrokes. Great painting.

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  5. A great answer to the challenge, Carol! Well done.

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  6. Looks great! I'm glad you were able to concentrate on doing some painting over this crazy week!

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  7. Great job with Zippo. I love your version.

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  8. I also took part in this one. Isn't it amazing how a limited palette can yield such color!

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  9. I really enjoyed this one, but was sad to see you ran out of canvas on the upper left corner (since I didn't see the original you were using to paint from, maybe it never existed). Still, nice work capturing the metallic colors.

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