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Covid Virtual Sharing January 2021

Virtual Member Sharing Jan.4-17


To begin the new year …OUR NEXT TWO-WEEK CHALLENGE is:

“View Through Your Window”


Since we have all been spending so much time inside looking out, we thought what better subject than a View through your Window. What’s the view outside your window like? For thistwo-week challenge we invite you to gaze out your windows and paint what you see in a medium of your choice.


To inspire you here is a link to Christie’s Auction House where they explore ten great artists and how they expressed their view of the world outside their windows. https://www.christies.com/features/Scenes-from-the-artists-window-10353-3.aspx


“I live in a very small house, but my windows look out on a very large world.” Confucius



OUR NEXT TWO-WEEK CHALLENGE is . . . Negative Painting” Jan.17-28

If you have never tried negative painting or haven’t played with this technique for a while here’s your opportunity. We have included three short, easy to follow demonstrations to inspire you. Either follow along with the demonstrations or explore a subject of your choice using this technique.

Here is an easy, step by step demonstration by Linda Kemp, who is often considered the guru of negative painting. Consider using a different motif or another simple shape.


http://www.vaxxine.com/lindakemp/www.vaxxine.com_lindakemp/Try_Negative_Painting_-_Demo.html


This next simple demonstration of negative painting by Brenda Swenson shows using negative painting within your painting. The subject uses beautiful colour harmonies to create a more complete and improved composition.

http://brendaswenson.blogspot.com/2012/03/negative-painting-with-watercolor.html

This final exercise by Lorraine Rimmelin demonstrates using clear plastic wrap as a starting point – a fun way to create a more abstract negative painting.

https://lorrainerimmelin.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/negative-painting-the-use-clear-plastic-wrap/

Looking for more information and more challenging demonstrations of Negative Painting? Be sure to check our Linda Kemp’s website at Linda Kemp Fine Art



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