I’ve been fascinated by negative painting for months, but haven’t had much time to experiment with it. Yesterday, I watched part of an online lesson by Linda Kemp, who is known for her negative painting techniques. She wrote a couple of books, which can be found here and she is a fabulous teacher. I don’t blame her at all for the fact that my next painting looks more like deformed armless people, or perhaps, mutant tulips. That’s all me, lol. Someone here once told me I should post my mistakes. Well, I hope you’re reading this, because here’s one in all its glory:
I was tempted not to post it, but I absolutely love the colors. So it’s not a total art fail. Plus, I learned a few things about patience, which is why I believe God gave me two things: 1) the strong desire to make artwork out of floral subjects and 2) the absolute inability to do so! He is trying to get me to become more patient. I’m not sure either one will ever happen, but I suppose if it’s meant to be, it will! 🙂 Anyway, seeing both of these now on the screen, I really want to convert them into two huge puddles of paint and make a whole new painting combining the two colors.
I hope YOU have lots of patience, because I found the negative painting techniques to be quite addictive, so you may be seeing more of them. Permission to cover your eyes is granted at all times! Enjoy your Saturday, and I hope you dance your way through this gorgeous spring weekend!