02 August 2015

White - oil painting

Painting a single white flower is not the easiest task. There are so many white values we still call 'white' that after a while and a good amount of paint I ask the philosophical question: How much white is still white?
Well, in practice even if I see the values properly, there might be are mixing problems and I can start the whole mixing job again. So for a small amount of proper white I need lots of white.

oil on gessoboard, 6x6 in (No.124)