New DPW Lincoln Challenge

Honest Abe, print on heavy paper, 10x8" available

This week's Daily Paintworks Challenge is to: D. THE "LET'S IGNORE RAYMOND" CHALLENGE, or if you prefer, OTHER: You do have the option of ignoring me; produce a portrait of Mr. Lincoln in any 2D manner you wish. Don't worry about hurting my feelings, it'll be nothing a good brownie won't cure. (Psst! I am very partial to woodcuts.)

I elected to get acquainted with the President's face through drawing a few sketches. I purposely chose to do a caricature in order to really get a feel for those features that best personify the man. I am happy with the results.

I eagerly look forward to doing another Lincoln Challenge this week:
A. THE BLACK AND WHITE CHALLENGE: Paint the portrait in black and white; try to maintain neutral grays with a limited palette of these three pigments: Ultramarine Blue / Burnt Umber / Titanium White.


  1. Dear Mary,
    This rocks! Thank you for accepting my challenge and doing such a unique piece.

  2. You are good! I love the painting and the caricature. Absolutely wonderful.

  3. This is a riot! Great line work, Mary. It's obvious you enjoy faces. Thanks for your comment on my painting "Bob Lobster;" I was sick for a bit and am catching up on everything. I look forward to following your work!

  4. Thank you everyone for all the kind comments, I truly appreciate them! Please forgive my inexperience with Blogger as I am still learning to figure out how it works!


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