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I've heard experts say that if you get the value correct, you can play around with the color in a painting. Let's test that theory.
I have provided a black and white photograph of my cat, Max. The challenge will be staying true to the values given. Choose a color palette or two and paint Max. Palette options are limitless. I painted Max using a warm palette, then a black wash, and finally a cool blue palette. Feel free to use the photo of Max or a black and white photo of your own. Of course, Max hopes all of the paintings are of him.
Please be sure to follow the spirit and the letter of the challenge.
For example, each submission must be painted after the challenge is posted.