Wednesday, March 9, 2011

"The United Colors of Abe"

So again I painted this weeks challenge from

original B/W portrait for reference
These wonderful daily painters post a different challenge each week.

The Challenge was to Paint a Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

B. THE FULL COLOR CHALLENGE: Paint the portrait in color; translate the B&W image into a full color portrait using whatever colors on your palette you choose. This is actually a very revealing challenge.

I decided to use all colors on my palette with minimal mixing, really working on cool and warm colors. I also limited my time to one hour.

I invite you to check out the other entries, it is great to see other interpretations of the the challenge.

United colors of Abe, 6 x 8, oil on panel

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