Painting Evolution! Negative Painting Transformations

Small berries and leaves magically appear in this short video. Negative painting techniques are demonstrated with Holbein acrylic paint on Ampersand Claybord panel.

In case you would like to know: 

The colour palette includes heavy body (tubes) Cadmium Red, Raw Sienna, Greenish Yellow and Ultramarine Blue.

Transparent dark glazes are made with the addition of Hooker's Green and Imidazolone Brown fluid acrylic.

Titanium White has been mixed with the colours in the palette fro make the backlight effects.

The final, UB Blue glaze has been thinned with Holbein Painting Medium.

I hope you will be inspired to try negative painting too! 

Many thanks to H.K Holbein and Ampersand for all of your wonderful products.


Penny Burgess


Bev Morgan

Love the video, Linda. I am inspired to locate my berry photos and have a go. Thanks for the wee push.

Marilyn Clement

Looking forward to your classes!

Charlene Barry

You small videos are so motivating and inspiring. You make it look so easy. Still loving the negative painting journey you have put me on since I took your course. Keep me posted. Thank you, Happy Painting, Charlene,


Thank you for this video. I love the final painting. So interesting in how you got to that point.

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