Saturday, April 2, 2011

Modified Abe

8 x 10 oil on canvas board

A few weeks ago for the daily paintworks challenge, we were supposed to paint Abraham Lincoln from an old black and white photo.  We could either paint him in color (make it up) or we could use a 3 color palette of only burnt umber, ultramarine blue and white.  After submitting, I modified mine a bit and added the red tie - it needed a little color!!!!  I didn't place him so well on the canvas, I wish more of his hair showed.   That's why I like these daily exercises, you learn something each time.   We have been busy today setting up for the show at St. Richard, lots of artists there working in many different mediums - glass, pottery, photography, painting, custom clocks, you name it!

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