Monday, July 7, 2014

Dreaming of Canadian autumn:-)

Dreaming of Canadian autumn:-)
A small 6" x 8" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas all done in negative painting technique. It shows the subtle dance and shimmer of autumn leaves carried away on the surface of a stream.
Currently available online on Daily Paintworks :
http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/christiane-kingsley/canadian-autumn/242548


I got fascinated with negative painting techniques last summer after taking a workshop with renowned watercolor/acrylic painter Linda Kemp, who is often called the "ambassador for negative painting".  I will be taking more workshops with her this year.  I find negative painting totally addictive!

10 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful piece! It's very creatively composed with the shapes radiating from the center, not exactly in a strict pattern, but not totally random either. It's very pleasing to the mind and the eye. That's so remarkable how you've achieved that balance! Beautiful work!

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    1. Katherine, you are making me blush...Thank you for your very kind comments!

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  2. What an interesting effect. I will have to do a little negative painting research! Love the colours in your piece.

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    1. Negative painting is fascinating. Do try it!

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  3. It looks like they are floating and the colors are so vibrant. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thank you, Deb.
      I love the silver pitcher painting you will be doing in your class! It's going to be gorgeous! I love all those little details;-)

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  4. Beautiful work. You are so versatile in your techniques!

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    1. Thank you, Vicki. I think I am suffering from muliple artistic personalities:-)

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  5. This is so impressive - almost verging on design. The complementary colors are riveting also. I also love Linda Kemp.

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    1. Well, Barb, I have to admit that a good portion of this painting was probably more accidental than planned...but I will gratefully accept all the compliments:-) I will be taking workshops with Linda the week of June 21, so that is coming up quickly. Cant' wait!
      Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and lift my spirits so well.

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