I was always scared of using it because a college instructors often times would say it looked pasty. When I was working on my painting for Day of the Dead exhibition I had to use a bit of white- the painting is based on a turquoise bracelet that belonged to my aunt. (Blue#2, if you care to see it) At this time, I was still blending my colors seamlessly so it is subtle.
Lately, I have been using white in my paintings more often. Specifically, transparent white- it’s becoming an indispensable color in my palette and all my recent paintings have white in them. Some more subtle than others. I’m still experimenting with it, and the process has been fun.
Thanks for looking! I did look at your blog- I like it too! However, I will say when I saw your blog name I thought it was spam and was scared to click on it. :)
Every single time I paint, I end up with paint on the most random parts of my body. Today, I had a spot of alizarin crimson next to my mouth. It looked like smudged lipstick!
Sometimes when I picture new paintings I have this great idea and fail to execute it. The white painting I was working on is not working out. I was feeling ok about at first, but I have lost interest in it and I over worked it.
The painting on panel I was doing is also on hold. When I wanted to work on it, some of the layers came off, as it wasn’t completely dry. I also began another new painting in red- but it’s really intense. A little more than I hoped so I may tone it down a bit.
What do you do about artists block? It seems lately, I have more issues with this. Sewing helps me sometimes. But I really want and need to work on my portfolio.