Friday, February 25, 2011

The Zippo Challenge 4" x 4" Oil on gessoboard

This painting was a challenge! It wasn't so much because I was limited to two colors, burnt sienna and ultramarine blue, but by the little details that I got caught up in. If I did it again I would definitely try to make it more "loose".

The thing I liked the best about doing this painting was the nostalgia I felt. I remember my dear Uncle Bill smoked and he would bring home all kinds of cigarette lighters that he got out of the claw machines. He is now 92 years old.

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