This past week I taught class on negative painting. It is a fun class for those new to watercolor as well as those that are trying to grasp the negative painting concept.
The Hollyhocks I did as an example of what we will accomplish.
To begin, I use only my 3 primary colors mixed into liquid form. Then I poured my yellow and red, blew the paint and sprayed it with a spray bottle to move the paint around. Next I poured yellow and blue and repeated the above process, only below the red and yellow. After the paint is dried, I “find” my hollyhocks and my leaves by painting the negative shapes around them.
That is how the painting emerges.
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