Whites are a topic artists love to discuss, as there are many brands and many applications for white paint. When people are painting, the paramount concern is how they mix. When they sell their paintings, the primary issue is whether they will discolor over time. Thomas Jefferson Kitts published a blog post recently on whites, approaching the subject from a different angle.

In the post, the Oregon painter gave his answers to questions such as “Is lead white a warm pigment?” “Is flake white made with lead and if so, is it also warm?” and “What property in titanium white makes it so popular?”

Kitts has a new book out, Painting the Light, available online starting December 5. Visit his website for updated information.


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