I continue to play with my rudimentary understanding of negative painting. Instead of painting a marsh in the background and then trees on top of that to create the foreground, I use a subtractive approach; I fill a page with color and then "take away" some of that color by covering spaces around and between simple, distinctive shapes that, in this case, become trees.
Part of the fun for me is just having a go at it. I don't follow instructions or do any research. I try one thing and see what happens. Then I try another thing. And another.
God willing and the creek don't rise, I'll bring whatever I learned experientially today to the next negative painting I do.
|Across from Farnham's|
7x5", acrylic, ink, and oil pastels on watercolor paper
available $35 as of 2/2016