White is the color produced by the reflection, transmission or emission of all wavelengths of visible light without absorption. When light reflects off of a white surface the full spectrum of color is displayed, even when we may not see it. However, in the production of white paint there is no use of color.
Hilary Tait began The White Series as a challenge. With exception to the black outlines all the colors on the canvas have been mixed with different ratios of white paint. This additive mixture proved the power and depth of color value and materials. In addition to this color experiment the paintings derive from fluid compositions of lyrical imagery. The shapes develop from a tactile process layering the paint and many other materials on the surface.