Capturing Brilliant Whites

with Geri Medway

THE ONLY TIME WHITE TRULY LOOKS WHITE is in a highlight, where the light is hitting the object directly. In other areas, white is really full of reflected colors, taking on tinges of whatever colors are nearby. So when painting a white subject, leave your paper white for highlights, and use your “artistic license” to emphasize any other color you see. If you see some pink in a white petal, really show the pink to create dazzling white flowers!



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