Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lighter Darker

Lighter/Darker  Acrylic 8x10"  Click to Buy

This painting was part of a weekly painting "challenge" I do just for fun, that I mentioned in an earlier post (Blue Imperial). The requirement this week was to paint a Zippo lighter in two colors only - Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna (a reddish-brown color) plus white. It was not something that I would normally do - I love color, so this 2 color limitation felt a bit dry from the get go. But what the heck - try something new, right? Here is a link to the painting challenge site, where you can see the photo we all worked from, and the other artists' entries. I don't normally use Burnt Sienna on my palette, so I tried to create it by mixing Cadmium Red Medium (didn't have Cad red light, either) plus black. Not exactly the real Burnt Sienna, but whatever... sometimes you have to make do.

Lighter, Darker
8x10 Acrylic on Canvas


oxeye said...

You made do quite nicely. This was one of my favorites in that group of paintings.

Carol Horzempa said...

One of my favorite also. Love your work!

angela said...

I really like these colors!!

Adria Arch said...

yours is da best, Patti!

Carol Nelson said...

Just found your blog/site through the challenge. I love your work. I entered the Zippo challenge too, but didn't know about the two color requirement - oops.
Loved reading about your chickens too. I'll be back.

Patti Mollica said...

Thanks ALL! after I was done I was wishing I actually had the burnt sienna because its such a warm tone and my concocted version was not as colorful. but whatever - on to the next ... it was interesting to paint in 2 colors - had to make it more a little more interesting by digging into my "brushwork" bag of tricks.