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.



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