Landscape-Negative Painting
Linda Kemp
Saturday, November 14, 2020

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Saturday, November 14 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm


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Essential Landscape – Negative Painting Workshop with Linda Kent

Virtual Workshop – Acrylic
Saturday, November 14 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

In this essential workshop a series of exercises will introduce you to alternative strategies for simplifying the landscape. Experiment with evocative color, add painterly marks and decorative elements to produce textures that animate and enhance the painting surface! You will discover how to build your paintings from the ground up with this fun approach. 

Your painting begins with an experimental underpainting to establish layers and build visual texture. “Bristle” brush handling techniques will be fully demonstrated to show you how to suggest a meadow of blowing grasses and lay in the foundation of distant trees. Simple tree shapes will emerge using negative painting techniques. Layers of transparent and opaque acrylics will be laid in to reveal and conceal the emerging landscape forms. You will learn how and where to use captured negatives and minimal hard edges to bring your work into soft focus. Roll up your sleeves and prepare to create the extraordinary. 

This workshop includes demonstrations, virtual handout notes, lots of time to work on your paintings and opportunities to review your work.

Linda Kemp is internationally recognized for her unique, contemporary watercolors and acrylics. Her innovative use of negative painting is the focus of her two best selling books, Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines and Simplifying Design and Color For Artists. Linda is featured in art publications, video and internet forums, with over one million YouTube views. 

She is honoured to be a Life Member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC), the Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) and a Life Member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SAC). Her award-winning paintings are in collections around the world, including The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, U.K. 

In 2008 Linda was awarded the A.J. Casson Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Water Colour, the top award for the CSPWC National Exhibition, Open Waters. In 2005 she was Awarded Woman of the Year for Arts and Culture.

Linda is an enthusiastic teacher who truly cares about the sharing of knowledge with her students, she instructs at symposiums and workshops throughout Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and France. She has served as juror for numerous national and international exhibitions including the 2020 Women in Watercolor International Juried Competition. 

Linda Kemp
Author: Watercolor – Painting Outside the Lines and Simplifying Design and Color For Artists  
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