Tuesday, February 22, 2011


8" x 10" Oil on linen.
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This week's DPW Challenge is a classic Zippo lighter painted with a limited palette. Mike Naples supplied the picture and limited the palette to Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, and Titanium White. It was a fitting palette for the picture and wasn't too difficult to match the colors of the photo. In an area of reddish purple, I used broken color because I found the two colors mixed together tended to be too gray. I really enjoyed the challenge and the limit placed on it.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Covered Tea Cup

10" x 10" Oil on panel.

The second DPW Challenge was to paint a series of 10 minute studies. I know that Carol Marine uses this in her classes and it is powerful. I found that I usually jumped when my egg timer rang. I must admit that I had to plant a few extra strokes as the timer stopped its ticking after ringing.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Imperial Tail Light

8" x 10" Oil on linen.
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Carol Marine (an Austin Tx artist that I follow) has started up a challenge painting site and I thought I would join in on the fun. This is along the lines of the Different Strokes blog and I find this sort of thing a good motivator to keep me posting paintings. I have been consumed with woodworking, so this will help me find some balance in my endeavors.

Starting from the top, the first challenge was this Imperial car. I really liked the shiny strange tail light, so I cropped and focused on it. I had to imagine a little more glow for my taste. You can visit this challenge on the DPW Challenge site here.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Ask Me

8" x 10" Acrylic on linen.
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Here are some more Sweetheart candies I painted a few days ago. You can manage to say a few different things with them.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Be Mine

5" x 7" Acrylic on linen

These candies were fun when I was a kid. I fondly remembered them as I grabbed a box. When I spilled them out to paint them, I also remembered them having much better printing! The box I have is batting less than .500 on successful printing.