This entry was originally posted on MondayJune 18, 2012

The leaves in September Wrens are all painted negatively.

Painting in watercolor requires that you save your whites and your light areas.

It is a build up of paint from light to dark.

Usually this requires painting around your light areas.

This is a type of negative painting.

Negative painting is where, instead of painting an object, you paint outside or around the object.
It is also painting the spaces between objects.
Watercolor depends upon this concept of negative painting more than any other medium.
Once you grasp this concept, your watercolor painting will greatly improve.

Leslie Lambert

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