Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Negative Painting with Watercolor




















Here is a negative painting I finished yesterday. The process is some what meditative and requires that I slow down and not be in a hurry to complete. Some days I find it easier to work on a negative painting than others. Once I am in the 'negative" state of mind I enjoy working on numerous paintings. The techniques requires time for each glaze to thoroughly dry. With each glaze I build shapes, depth of color and values.


Happy Painting!
Brenda

15 comments:

  1. What can I say, Brenda? It's simply beautiful!

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  2. Karen, thanks for the lovely note!

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  3. Thanks for your last two posts. I struggle with negative painting when the shapes are organic and complex. I wish I could see you in person. I have bought books, but they really haven't been helpful. I so enjoy your blog.

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  4. K.B., I often hear how people struggle with negative painting. I love this technique of painting and sharing it with others. I wish you lived near enough to attend one of my workshops. Nothing is more rewarding than passing on knowledge. On the right side of my blog is a box "Search this Blog" Put negative painting here and pull up all my posts on this technique.
    Happy Painting!

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  5. Looking forward to your Workshop. This is GREAT, Thanks.

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  6. Hi Brenda,
    Beautiful paintings! You have always inspired me. I have your books and now I am happy to have found your blog. Jacqueline

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  7. Jacqueline, Thanks for the encouraging words!

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  8. Hi Brenda,
    Thank you for your post in Robert Genn's letter today. I am very happy to have found you and learn about negative painting from your website and blog. I love your work! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and inspiring me and others.

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  9. I just saw a newstand copy of Watercolor Magazine with your article on watercolor collage. The bold colors and collage effect intrigued me. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. Julia,
    Thank you for your comment. I adore the wonderful range of colors I am able to achieve with watercolors...like nothing else!

    I have numerous posts on the subject of "stained paper collage". Just below my picture is a search option box.

    Enjoy!
    Brenda

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  11. after being inspired by your "negative paintings"
    I tried to paint them,I need some critics on it...wish i could meet you...but you are far away
    but still thanks...I enjoyed this article too
    niru

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  12. I also love developing the negative space. Your work is amazing!

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  13. Hi Brenda,

    I love your Paintings. They are amazing. The reflection of light, the depth,the shadows everything is just awesome. Please keep on posting your works and keep on inspiring us.

    Lots of Love,
    Ananya

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