Monday, October 26, 2009

Positive Space

My painting workshops ladies had brushes in hand and gel medium up to their elbows...well almost. We explored a great painting technique where we looked at positive and negative space with collaged as the base.

Some great paintings in progress....

This is one of those techniques that doesn't come together until the very end. A great exercise in trust, but the results are definitely worth it. The layering of collage materials adds so much depth to the painting and draws the viewer in to discover more about what is going on in the painting.

Amazing artworks by the end of our day...well done girls!


3 comments:

Jacky said...

Wonderful artwork...I love that process of the textures peeping through from the collage.
The canvases in the end photo are beautiful. I especially love the tree...have this thing about trees (I think it began when I first saw Klimt's "The Tree of Life".
Great classes...I wish I lived closer.

I hope Spring is treating you well.

Sending fragrant apple blossoms your way.

Jacky xox

grrl + dog said...

SOunds like you are the perfect teacher to blend art with spirit and discover trust...

Lady Di said...

Wow, the technique sounds amazing and the results look fantastic ... you really have a gift in getting that creativity out of people.