Well, here is my first ever attempt at Negative Painting. I spent the weekend taking a 2 Day Toronto Watercolour Society Workshop with the amazing Linda Kemp. She is a fantastic teacher. We did lots of helpful exercises. Then we did a colourful wet-in-wet wash on our 140b cold-pressed paper, using fresh tube paints, and painted AROUND the positive shapes (berries). Basically, paint the space between the braches, not the branches. It really stretches your artistic vision.
Well, this is the first time I've used cold-pressed paper in years! I always use hot pressed. I'm actually practising with this paper for an upcoming workshop I'm taking with the lovely negative painter Linda Kemp. Looking forward to learning to see shapes better. : )
$60 - 7x5"painting with 10x8"mat Normally this time of year I am painting snowscapes, which I love. Especially city street scenes with snow. However, with this crazy mild snow-less winter we are having, I haven't had a chance. So, instead I am really enjoying setting up still lifes and working in the studio. The challenge here was to make a nice dark background to offset the lovely white flowers. close ups....
$100 - 8x10"watercolour paintingI really enjoyed working in studio with this little set up! Red flowers are tough to do in watercolour, they can get a bit heavy and dead pretty quick if I'm not careful. Very pleased with this one. : ) close ups! -