This week’s challenge is to paint the Zippo lighter using only Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue and titanium White.

Zippo Lighter - Daily Paintworks Challenge 4

I opted to paint in watercolor rather than oil.  Because of that choice, I omitted the Titanium White.  I wanted to be much looser, but became locked into reproducing the image that was posted on the Daily Paintworks Challenge site.  Had I set up my own Zippo I am sure that the energy flow would have been more fluid.

Tackling the challenge is always fun and worth the time and energy.  To view the other entries for this week’s challenge visit the website: Daily Paintworks.  The challenge is open to all artists.

I love the variety that such a limited palette offers.