Claude Monet, Haystack (Winter), 1890
This is my favorite from the Haystack series. I love how even though the prominent color is white, you can find every other color woven in with the white to create not just one shade, but every variation of white you could have ever dreamed. Look at it closely. There’s pinks, purples, greens, oranges, browns, yellows and reds all contained within the “white,” which blends seamlessly into a snowbank when you step back from the painting. The haystacks sit underneath a blanket of snow, and the brushstrokes cover the painting in a flurry of colors.