I Saw the Light…er, White

Garden Tour
“Garden Tour” 6×8″ oil

Many, many artists talk about painting the light ever since the Impressionist put paint in tube and went outdoors to paint.

Lately I’ve been interested with the color white. I say color because depending on the light and shadow, and what is around it, white takes on many nuances of color.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s when John Singer Sargent and Joaquín Sorolla (two artists I admire) were painting there was a lot of full, white fabric around, especially worn by women and children, as well as in the sails of boats.

These white houses and the challenge of the shadows, and the flowers caught my eye.

Back Porch
“Back Porch” 6×6″ oil

 

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