Let's be honest, I'm loving Winter Whites every year. Who says white is only a summer color? I mean, hello, snow is white.
The thing about white in winter, when it comes to clothes at least, is that the materials should reflect the cold temps. I'm thinking naturally hued wool, cashmere, velvet and sleek satin. And if there were clear or white sequins, I wouldn't be upset.
In winter, the whites also aren't quite as bight. They may have some warmth to them - some creaminess - or even a pearly pink undertone. Or they could skew cooler, reflecting the wintery landscape, with shimmery blue tints or grey-ish notes (but actually grey can also be warm, and I love it when it is).
For my Winter 2018 Collection of paintings, I want to translate my love for winter white clothing and snowy scenes into abstractions. I'm envisioning chunky globs of white paint studded with shiny flecks of glitter.
I want to bring warmth to all-white paintings. And I want the viewer to notice different textures and colors depending on how close they are standing, or depending on how the light hits the paint.
Some of my inspiration photos for this collection are below.
1) These gorgeous cookie sprinkles are pretty much exactly what I'd like to find at the art store in a non-edible version. If I don't, I may be tempted to just use sprinkles....I think they'd be fine shellacked in paint for eternity, don't you?
2) This creamy white J. Crew turtleneck that I've been wearing since somewhere around 2006. I don't care though because it's such a classic winter white staple!
Because what's better than Central Park in wintertime?
I'm excited to get to shopping today for my Winter White Collection as well as a new triptych commission I'm working on. More behind the scenes to come!