Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Painting negatively.


When negative painting, you sort of 'underlap' the layers.  That's the word one of my fave artists, Linda Kemp, uses.  It means you can build up a really complex and patterned piece of work.

Here's the progress on the "Jenny Wren" painting so far:



And the "Rainbow Plants" was a bit dull in the background. It lacked contrast, so I punched it up a bit by adding background light, again using negative painting.


Now I just need to add another drawing layer to these, and can call them finished.  Hopefully.  I have such a hard time deciding when a painting is finished.

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