When White Isn’t White


White Oleander

White Oleander

Creating the core shadows (to form the shape) and the cast shadows (created by the light source) has been challenging and occupied my attention these past weeks.  This is the 3rd attempt, and the one I like the best, although I can still find places to improve!  It is on Saunders Waterford 140# paper, 11″ square.)

In the shadows of a white blossom are many colors, some blues, some purples, roses, yellows.  It’s been a fun project to work on.  You can see the previous attempts (both on 300 lb Arches 11″ x 17″) below.  Which one do you like?  I welcome your comments…

White Oleander Version 1

Version 1

White Oleander Version 2

Version 2


4 thoughts on “When White Isn’t White

  1. I like the 3rd best too…. I would make a terrible painter!!! unless it is with only 2 colors… the one that is there,and the one I plan to paint over the first with!


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