Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Painting Around the White

This is the second project I am doing from Mary Todd Beam's book "Celebrate Your Creative Self!"  This lesson and project  is "painting around the white."  In the book she says: With this technique you isolate the white shapes and hold them as positive shapes, painting the negative background shapes.   I have done a lot of negative painting, but I have never approached it exactly like this.  I did this same subject a few months ago in an entirely different approach - a traditional approach.  This painting is looser than that first one.  Although it is still tight by many standards, this one, especially the background is much less tight.