Negative Painting

Negative painting, is an unusual approach to painting in which the artist paints around the subject rather than  painting the object itself.

Most paintings are created in the positive - ie the artist adds shapes and layers on top of each other to create the form but in "negative painting" the artist adopts a subtractive approach by carving out the shapes and by painting the spaces around the centre of interest. There are naturally differences of approach when working in acrylic or watercolour but I hope you find the images below atractive and intriguing

 

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