Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wind Master 6"x6" oil on gessobord

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This painting was done in response to Michael Naples painting challenge from the Daily Paintworks site.
The challenge was to paint the Zippo lighter that he had photographed using these three colors only, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue and titanium white.  As some of you know I have done portraits using those three colors so the process is familiar.  I chose instead to use a lighter I have which is a Wind Master using colored paper close to the colors in his photograph.  One big difference is that my lighter is not shinny but burnished and of course being a different brand the mechanics are different.   It was a fun challenge.
The printing plant where my father worked gave him the lighter when he left for the Korean War, he never smoked as far as I knew so the lighter is like new also he returned to his job when the war was over.   Worked for them until he retired.

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10 comments:

Karen Bruson said...

Great job.

silentwitness said...

Superb! Loved also the history of your father's lighter. Poignant.

Ruth Andre said...

You did such a nice job with this challenge Lighter painting. It is really very nice.

Jean Townsend said...

This is wonderful, I love it. Perfect.

Kim said...

Fantastic Claudia! Nice clear colour : )

Mary LaRue Groft said...

This is such an interesting painting. I like the colors so much and the way it keeps my eyes moving around.

Anne Winthrop Cordin said...

I really love your painting,especially that it was your Dads' and that you did it from life!

Sheila said...

Oh so gorgeous...the painting and the story...

jen said...

This one is awesome, love it

Raymond Logan said...

Claudia,
Good job on the challenge. Nice tweak.
–Raymond/3