Saturday, January 8, 2011

Waking up to White

Woke up to white this morning and still coming down.

There is nothing plain- or simple about white.  Try choosing a white mat, or selecting a paint chip for a room color. Warm, cool, tints of pink, yellow, shades of blue... they are all in there.   Look at Monet.  Years ago, I saw some of Monet's winter paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago. White has never been the same.

Claude Monet, 1895
Sandviken Village in the Snow
73 x 92 cm
Art Institute of Chicago

White has been on my mind,  and on the canvas. My daily paintings this past week have included paintings of white Ugg boots and old sheepskin slippers with white trim.
Warm in White I
Acrylic on cavas, 10" x 10"

Warm in White II
10" x 10", acrylic on canvas

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Love that white!! I'm hoping for some of that white stuff to make it to Nashville...maybe in the next few days.
You are so right about white. There are so many variations that choosing one for your special needs can be daunting. I find myself seeing the wrong white as trim on many homes. Somebody thought all whites were the same. Wrong!