Thursday, January 24, 2013

WHEN WHITE IS NOT WHITE


If you looked at this painting quickly and I asked you "what do you see?" then I'm sure your answer would be "a white chook" and hence the title of the painting but in reality she has many colours other than white. White is one of the most interesting colours to paint as it reflects all the colours that surround it. Because of the backlighting effect her blue shadow colour is reflecting the sky and turning to violets in some places. The warm ground colour is bouncing back up underneath her in a lovely golden glow and her tail feathers are slightly transparent and letting more light through there turning them pale blue and gold... wonderful subject matter to paint!

         This little painting at 6" x 6" is titled "The white chook" 

Unfortunately it is not a really good photo of the painting and there is too much reflection showing on the background.

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