white's colors

on the easel - in progress; oil on linen; 13.5" x 8.5"

The pinwheel above, made of a single sheet of white paper, reminded me of how subtle and impressive the colors of white are.  The impressions they make are largely dependent on the focus of the viewer.  And there's nothing formulaic about painting them.  One needs only to take the time to look and have a willingness to be impressed.  Something that can be said about so many things in life.

A very gifted instructor once had us all make a painting of a roll of toilet paper so we could learn to see the colors in white.  Thank you Frank.

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