A Colourful Irony

I’ve been painting for a while now – several years, so I’ve already had to replenish my paint stock a few times.  There was something funny I noticed.  It has become abundantly clear to me that the colour I use most and which I have to replenish most often is….WHITE!

Yes, that’s right – the same colour as the canvas I am painting onto!  White!

What does that say about my paintings?  Does it mean I could leave the canvas blank, save some money on white paint and achieve the same result?  Well, not quite, but it does strike me as amusingly ironic that I spend so much time and effort applying a colour to the canvas that is the very same colour the canvas already was.  Has the whiff of pointlessness about it, doesn’t it?  Ah well.

I wonder what colours other painters use up first?

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You can find out more about me here: https://michaeltopic.wordpress.com/. There aren’t many people that exist in that conjunction of art, design, science and engineering, but this is where I live. I am an artist, a musician, a designer, a creator, a scientist, a technologist, an innovator and an engineer and I have a genuine, deep passion for each field. Most importantly, I am able to see the connections and similarities between each field of intellectual endeavour and apply the lessons I learn in one discipline to my other disciplines. To me, they are all part of the same continuum of creativity. I write about what I know, through my blogs, in the hope that something I write will resonate with a reader and help them enjoy their own creative life more fully. I am, in summary, a highly creative individual, but with the ability to get things done efficiently. Not all of these skills are valued by the world at large, but I am who I am and this is me. The opinions stated here are my own and not necessarily the opinion or position of my employer.
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One Response to A Colourful Irony

  1. Janet says:

    Cracked me up, Michael! Go, white, go!!!

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