These last three weeks, however, have been busy. Three paintings all with my favorite object-white fabric. Now here's the great news. Gamblin has put some new colors on the market and the one I am in love with and I mean LOVE is their Warm White.
The first painting leans toward the cool blues but the areas of light I wanted to pop with a warmer white so I used the Warm White. This is a 30x40 on linen canvas.
The next painting was all about red. Red rug and red pitcher so I keyed the white lighter and brighter using the Gamblin's Warm White. This is a departure from my usual cool backgrounds. Red comes forward so I let the design border of the rug be more distinct in design instead of trying to send in back into the "air" of the background.
Today I did a quick study (8x10) to change it up a bit since these last two were large and required drying time between layers. Here is where I used the Warm White to make a cool gray green. I think it works beautifully.
There was no Titanium White used at all, just the Warm White. The image is a little washed out but the white of the fabric is soft and airy grey green. I had to order a large tube so as not to run out. If you have any questions, please ask in the comment section.