WATERCOLOR Negative vs Positive Painting

Switching how you see an image takes time & practice.

Here I painted a circle in the positive

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This circle is painted in the negative. I painted the space around the object to make the object appear.

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Practice this technique using any object. Do a pencil drawing and paint one in the positive & one in the negative.

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I absolutely love negative painting. I find my mind at rest as I paint in this manner.

As a watercolorist it is essential that we have an understanding of negative painting. Start with simple shapes and have fun.


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~ by Lorraine Rimmelin on July 27, 2016.

One Response to “WATERCOLOR Negative vs Positive Painting”

  1. So effective too 🙂

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