The thrill of wet-in-wet

I watched a demo video by Linda Kemp (thanks to a recent blogpost by Shari Blaukopf) in which she shows how she works wet-in-wet using negative painting technique. Inspired by Shari’s fall leaves painting I decided to give it a try.

With a variety of dry leaves on my table as a general inspiration, I started painting on the wet paper – no pencil drawing as a guide, just painting with a large brush. It was really quite thrilling! And a great brain stretcher. Defining shapes by painting the negative spaces forces you to think differently. I didn’t quite get it “right,” but I loved the process and will try it again!

You can watch Linda’s demo here.

6 thoughts on “The thrill of wet-in-wet

  1. So for clarification….this beautiful leaf painting is yours, correct?

    On Wed., Nov. 4, 2020, 11:38 a.m. Everyday Sketches, wrote:

    > Alison R. Hall posted: ” I watched a demo video by Linda Kemp (thanks to a > recent blogpost by Shari Blaukopf) in which she shows how she works > wet-in-wet using negative painting technique. Inspired by Shari’s fall > leaves painting I decided to give it a try. With a variety of” >

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