Last weekend I taught a Negative Painting Workshop for the Mountain Arts Network, in Lake Arrowhead. The final day I began a painting demonstation but got busy helping everyone complete their paintings and didn't finish my demo. I don't mind, since the reason I was their is to help my students learn.
I thought it would be a good teaching opportunity to show where a painting starts and the final piece. The pencil drawing is on Arches 140lb cold press watercolor paper. The underpainting is done wet into wet. The three colors in the under-painting are: Quinacridone Sierra (Daniel Smith), Leaf Green (Holbein) and French Ultramarine (Daniel Smith). The underpainting stage of painting is the least control-able and the most exciting!
View the short video below to learn more and see the final negative painting.
If you experience a problem viewing the video use this link: http://youtu.be/t5lvkp-PeBU