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Friday, February 25, 2011

ZIPPO MAGIC
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Zippo Magic'
Oil  6 x 6

This is my entry for Carol Marine's Daily Paintworks
challenge this week.  The photograph was submitted by
Michael Naples, and participants were only allowed to use
a palette consisting of ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and white.
You would think that using such a limited palette might make this
challenge more difficult, but in fact it was easier to focus on
value shifts without the distraction of a lot of color, and quite
interesting to see the variety of color that could actually be
created from these three colors.
Have to say, I am LOVING these challenges! 

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Claire Beadon Carnell
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8 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Now your version looks so real, Claire. Why? Because it looks like it just came from someone's hand, hints of fingerprints, I think. Great job!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

great piece I love your Zippo Magic.

Dana Cooper said...

I'm here to say that you knocked this out of the park, great job Claire!
I love the challenges too.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you Sherry, I think it might be the glare from wet paint!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks so much, Irit!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you for the great comment, Dana! I really appreciate it.

Horst said...

Very well done, Claire, I have to agree with you about this challenge, very addictive, I just finished the latest one.
Thank you for visiting my blog and the kind remarks.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Horst. I just saw your entry for the next challenge, and you have really set the bar!

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