Sunday, February 1, 2009

Oil Painting - Looking For Color in White

Chinese Bowl with Mandarin Study

This winter still finds me working on studies with an emphasis on whites and how they are influenced by surrounding objects and the light source. It's amazing how much color is there when you really look and of course exaggerating that color is exhilarating. It will be interesting to see how these studies will affect my regular paintings. If I could I would do one of these a day, they're that fun, but commissions and illustration assignments have to be tended to as well.

Working with white and specifically looking for the color in it has made me notice more color in the whites of snow. I never realized just how much red can be detected in snow. What a lovely bonus.


Anonymous said...

hi cindy, just found the blog and like your work and thank you for sharing your thoughts on painting. it gives me another perspective r.

Cheryl Peddie said...

Oh Cindy! What an awesome piece! Look at all your color, and such expressive brush work! Nicely done!

becky joy said...

What wonderful colors and light. Great piece.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I agree completely...finding colour in white is absolutely SO gratifying and exciting. This is a beautiful painting and you've shown us all that colour!