Thursday, February 16, 2012


Yesterday, I was looking back through some of the DPW challenges, and I ran across Michael Naples'  "The Zippo Challenge" from last February.  The rules were very simple -- a limited palette of ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and titanium white. Michael achieves the loveliest neutrals in his paintings, so I was intrigued to try this one.  I learn so much from each one of these challenges.  I am going to try to go back through and catch up on some of the ones that I've missed.

On a side note, does everyone's Blogger Dashboard look completely different today? If you know of a way to go back to the old format, please let me know, okay?  The new version is freaking me out a little bit!

Happy painting!



Julie Ford Oliver said...

This is a wonderful painting. Your treatment of the reflective metal is fabulous.

Darla McDowell said...

Thank you, Julie! :)

Jennifer Koach said...

Love the simplicity of the subject and appreciate the difficulty.

Darla McDowell said...

Thanks so much, Jennifer! :)