Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines

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Harness the power of negative space!

Breathe new life into your art through negative painting. Linda Kemp shares her techniques for using the strength of negative space - the areas not occupied by subject matter - to create alluring works of art.

Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines is a comprehensive guide to evoking more passion in your paintings. You'll learn how to take...

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Overview


Harness the power of negative space!

Breathe new life into your art through negative painting. Linda Kemp shares her techniques for using the strength of negative space - the areas not occupied by subject matter - to create alluring works of art.

Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines is a comprehensive guide to evoking more passion in your paintings. You'll learn how to take hold of the often-overlooked areas of a painting through interactive, easy to follow elements including:

  • Step-by-step techniques, exercises and projects
  • Do-it-yourself tests and worksheets
  • Troubleshooting suggestions and secrets
  • Straightforward diagrams for color and design
Both beginning and advanced artists will benefit from negative painting concepts presented in this guide. Using landscapes, florals, and motifs from nature, you'll gain the skills and knowledge to make your next watercolor your most striking work yet.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600611940
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/29/2008
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 269,466
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Linda Kemp is internationally recognized for her unique contemporary watercolors and innovative use of negative painting and glazing. Her paintings and articles have been featured in American Artist, International Artist, Watercolor Magic, Watermedia Focus, Palette Magazine and The Watercolor Gazette. She frequently instructs and lectures at national symposiums and watercolor workshops throughout Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 8
1 Basic painting supplies 10
2 Underpaintings - laying the groundwork 22
3 Getting into shapes 32
4 Working with glazes and building layers 52
5 Building nature's complex shapes 70
6 Picture planning made easy 84
7 Assembling the pieces of the puzzle 104
Conclusion - the artistic journey 122
Reminders and considerations 124
Picture planning worksheet 125
Index 126
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