White On White
20×18 – Oil
Received Best Floral award in the Oct/Nov PleinAir Salon competition – see article & award winners
Painting white on white is something I often ask students to do because it’s great practice for learning to enhance vision of subtle color and temperature. This inspired me to give it a go myself as I had not done it in quite some time. In my studio I set up an old jug with aged character and white flowers against a simple white sheet. Starting thin and wet, I went about building what I saw, adding thicker paint as I went and focusing on the edges. Entrigued by the jug’s chipped and rusted bits I spent most of my time there, wiping out some of the thick paint and again dealing with edges. When I thought it looked cool – I quit.