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?