"There is nothing like an intriguing puzzle to get the brain working and few things are more satisfying than finding a solution to a perplexing problem. So while some people take pleasure in working on the newspaper’s daily crossword puzzle I can’t resist sorting through and arranging shapes and colors. In particular, the interwoven forms and layers of patterns I find while investigating tangled woodlands, meandering streams, open fields, roadside ditches and the countryside landscape. Appreciating my discoveries is easy; figuring out how to interpret my finds and then portray that essence two dimensionally with paint on paper is the real challenge! It is this desire to decipher, understand and organize what I see that motivates me to paint."
In her attempt to interpret nature’s patterns and understand how the pieces fit together my strategy, Linda Kemp relies on simplifying the complicated and building in layers using negative shapes. In this demonstration, she covered how to paint landscapes using negative painting.
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Join us for Linda's workshop Negative Painting Obsession—Blossoms and Foliage Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, May 31, June 1 & 3rd, 2022