Friday, 27 January 2017

How-To Friday – Negative Space

Hi, it’s me.

Have you heard the term “Negative Space” before? How can you use it in your paintings?

Negative space refers to the unoccupied or empty space left after the positive shapes have been laid down by the artist; however, because these areas have boundaries, they also function as shapes in the total design.

Today I have three different videos on using Negative Space which I think you will enjoy. Two of the videos are by Jerrys Artarama featuring Sterling Edwards - Negative Painting; and Linda Kemp Painting in the Negative: Helpful Tips in Watercolor. The third video is by Jerry Yarnell - Learning about Negative Space.  This video basically explains what negative space is – there is no demo.

Here are a couple of my paintings using negative space.

Friday, 20 January 2017

How-To Fridays - Mixing Acrylic Paint

Hi, it’s me.

Welcome to another How-to Friday.

Today I have a couple of interesting articles for acrylic painters.

The first one is on Making your own Fluid Acrylic Paints. Something that will help save money if you don’t use acrylic paint on a regular basis. You can mix up as little as what you need.

This next article is on Mixing Acrylic Paints. It is geared toward beginners, however the information provided is good to know.

Enjoy reading!


Friday, 13 January 2017

How-To Friday – Lessons in Value

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I got some great videos today on painting values. They all demonstrate paintings using one colour. Two of them use black ink and one uses Payne’s Grey.

When using only one colour, you need to rely on the values in the paintings. Value measures how light or how dark a hue is.  White is high in value and black is low.

Give it a try.