"ZIPPO" 11013, daily painter challenge © Carol Nelson Fine Art

"ZIPPO"

You're probably wondering "What the ____?"  This is a very close up view of a zippo lighter - you remember the old shiny metal lighters that you had to flip open the lid.  My brother had one of these.


This is my version of the Daily Paintworks Challenge.  A photo is posted on their site and any artist can take a crack at it.


Several artists have already faithfully reproduced the photo.  I thought it would be fun to crop it and turn it blue. I enjoyed painting the details of the top of the lighter.  The bottom part reminded me of a Mark Rothko abstract.

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15 comments:

Sheila said...

I am jumping up and down in delight with your wonderful rendition of the challenge! Brava!!!

Bren said...

what a fun piece and an original take on a lighter for goodness sakes! Well done, you certainly know how to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love your rendition Carol!

Vickie Warner said...

I so enjoy your new adventures...you always amaze me. I love the way you see things. This is a really cool abstract.
love it!

Glenda Mosher said...

This is so cool! I love how you interpreted this object into something so totally you.

Kim Blair said...

Works for me! I always enjoy interesting perspectives.
Kim

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Carol, I love your version of the zippo! Great cropping!

jill polsby said...

absolutely adore the zippo lighter, deconstructed, redone in blue..........what fun!! have followed your work ever since the karin jurick project.

Karen Bruson said...

Great abstraction of the Zippo.

Dana Cooper said...

Very nice take on the challenge Carol!

Carol Esch said...

I am from BRADFORD PA where Zippos were made.....knew George Blaisdell, the original owner.....sent to Roseart Lighters that sell Zippos with different cases.........decorative and artwork.
If you want artwork put ON a zippo contact Kelly Platko at Roseart in Bradford. She has a facebook page. You could have your painting on a Zippo......now THAT would be interesting!

Ruth Andre said...

I love the scale the color and the composition of this Zippo painting. So much fun.

canvas artwork said...

loving the take on your work, keep it up

Marian Fortunati said...

So fun to see how so many of you have interpreted this challenge. Yours is wonderful and unique!!

Carol Nelson said...

OOPS - I goofed. I found out that the DIRECTIONS for painting the zippo said to use only ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and white.

I was so excited about painting it that I just plunged in. I used ultramarine, prussian blue, veridian, and white.

I was wondering why all the other paintings were in such a strict color scheme. Guess I'm the only one who didn't read.