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-- 31 July, 2004 --

White ain't white

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After showing off my lighthouse painting on Wet Canvas I received a comment from one of the generous mentors there that I should not use white because white isn't white - well, almost never. She pointed me to some references in the image library there of lots of white things - eggs and cats and lace and roses. I picked a rose and tried.

My first attempt was not the most wonderful thing that I have ever drawn. I think that it would be something that Mum could look at and say 'I told you so!'. My friend on Wet Canvas was much gentler and made some suggestions. With darker paper and permission to use just a LITTLE bit of white, I tried again. Much better, me thinks! My inner critic might be a little quieter for a moment or two.

Posted by robynls at July 31, 2004 5:17 PM


Yes! White is never... white. And they look great, I love the use of yellow in the first one. Beautiful. Keep it up!

Posted by: Amy at August 3, 2004 2:58 AM

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