Cherry with White Teapot
White. Now there is a color for you. What paint do you choose? Certainly not white.
In this little painting, I had to work with white and with gray. I wanted the cherry to be brilliantly red. The "big idea" was the red against the white. I did what Carol Marine teaches: I mixed red, yellow, and blue to get a gray. I like the way it came out a little greenish to complement and emphasize the red. So the white is not really white, but green. It also had to be not white so that I could put a highlight on that showed.
This white business is very challenging. I will try to do more. I have always enjoyed looking at paintings that have lots of white done well.