Tuesday, May 15, 2012
All the Colors of White
We recently returned from a whirlwind trip to Pensacola, Florida where we went to see my husband's family, primarily his mother who is in her 90's. Most of the time was spent visiting with family but we did take some time to go to Pensacola Beach and all the way out to Ft. Pickens which is part of our National Parks System (you can read about Ft. Pickens HERE). The weather on the whole trip was somewhat overcast and on the day we went to Ft. Pickens, it was very cloudy and very windy! I thought our little baby, CiCi really illustrates the strength of the wind, don't you? lol
Anyway, I was wanting to take some photos of magnolias for painting references and looked at some under these cloudy conditions. I didn't end up getting any photos of any but I did really look at the "color" of white in several kinds of flowers and under different conditions.
It's always amazing to me to really study a white object and see all the colors that are actually there. You can see that our C is a white Maltese but if you click on the photo to enlarge it, you can also see all the reflected colors that show in her fur. My husband's shirt color is reflected in some areas. There is both pink skin showing (the groomer clipped her really close this time!) and also some pink reflected from her skin onto her fur. The pink skin also makes for sort of lavender gray shadows in some areas. There are even some areas of yellow there!
If you've trained your eye to really see, you can look at any so-called white object and see a multitude of colors residing there!