Hopefully this blog will inspire you to have confidence in your creative abilities and give you courage to learn and try new things. Try something NEW. It could be just what you need to make you a better artist, or a better person. My latest obsession is Amigurumi Crochet, and my favorite subjects right now are Hollywood Icons, Famous People and Characters.

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Zorn Challenge, Painting a Cat with a limited color palette PPF

The challenge at Daily PaintWorks this week:
Paint something using only Black, White, Red and Yellow Ochre
This 4 x 4 was done with Acrylics on a wooden panel using my son's photo of his new kitty.  It doesn't look anything like his cat, but I like the end result and the challenge of using so few colors.  A little frustrating, but I do love a challenge.  His actual Christmas present is still on the easel getting final touches.  This is the 4th Pet Portrait Painting I have done of his cats.  I will post the final one next week.  It better be done by then because I have to have it in the mail by the 15th!

For auction on my DPW site.


  1. Excellent work Penny ! It looked real at first glance. Happy holidays!

  2. The eyes are so expressive! Very nice. Happy PPF

  3. Really wonderful, love the expression!

  4. What a wonderful cat,looove it!!
    Happy PPF
    XXX Jeannette

  5. Penny this is magnificent!

  6. thanks, all! It was quite a challenge. I love to use lots of different colors.

  7. How wonderful! What a super cat portrait. He looks very content :)


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