Some people would say that white is a lonely color or that white isn’t even a “color”. What I have discovered is that white is filled with so many reflections that white allows for the opportunity to create mood and emotion in a piece of artwork by picking and choosing which of those reflections to bring forward and which to edit out.
This is a painting that I just finished creating for friends of mine. It was such a challenge to create the feelings and emotions in painting while using what I used to think was a neutral color. As always, this work was created using a colored background and composed reductively. I have discovered there is nothing at all neutral about white.
I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know these specimens. The cool white petals opening themselves to reveal their fiery insides. Quite sexy. I will never tire of being inspired by flowers and their many colors, shapes, forms, and attitudes.