Mid-Valley Arts League May 31 June 1 and 3

Negative Painting Obsession - Blossoms and Foliage


May 31, June 1 & 3  2022

9:30 am - 2:30 pm PT

I am delighted that we will be painting together. I hope you will enjoy our workshop and learn lots of new ideas and techniques. The main demonstration videos will be posted here after the workshop. It takes a day or two for me to have the videos prepared and uploaded to this website, so please be patient. I am offering the videos as a bonus for you to paint along with for 6 weeks. Please do not share with others who did not attend the workshop. This page is only visible to the workshop students.

Below you will find lots of information: images of the demonstrations, some reference photos, a general supply list, specific colours that I use in each demo and student handouts.

Keep scrolling down to find everything!

There is no need to print the images or handouts. However, if you wish to make a copy of anything on this page, rather than printing directly from the website (and using a lot of ink!) just take a screen shot of the image or click and drag the images onto your desktop. You may need to resize before printing. 

My thanks to the Tellico Village Art Guild and the hard-working volunteers for hosting this event.


Please watch this tutorial. You will achieve better results if you test your paints before the workshop...even if you only do your favourite colours!  




Extra Bonus video  




 Linda Kemp www.lindakemp.com

Negative Painting Addicted

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Course Description



General Supplies for WC Floral and Nature's Patterns

Here is my standard supply list for online workshops. You do not need everything listed here. I include this list for students who want to know everything that I keep in my kit. We will work on a number of small exercises along with a main demo each day. You may choose to use your own favourite colours, paper and tools or follow along with mine selections.

Each day will require a few small pieces of watercolour paper. Artist's quality is always recommended but not essential.

You will need one piece of plexi or work on any rigid non-porous surface. 

You will need one wooden board or a couple of pieces of clean cardboard for drying - this can be reused.


 *** Small sharp scissors

Optional - tracing paper or a piece of transparency film (i.e. overhead projector clear sheet.

Yellow Frogtape Painter's Masking Tape - optional for day 2



Our Main Painting Projects And Specific Colours/Supplies

 Let's start with the basics!

Buckthorn and Honeysuckle Leaves


Strawberry Blossoms 


Shape First - Edge Second


Working With Underpaintings and Building Layers 




Wet Into Wet Watercolours! 

Layering Wet Into Wet With Watercolour


4 small pieces of watercolour paper - your choice.


Working Wet Into Wet - Creeping Wintergreen


Freesia - Wet into wet advanced! You can do it!


Reference Photos - You do not need to print these, however you may wish to click and drag them onto your computer or take a screenshot to view during the demonstrations. We will not be copying the photos. They are intended as reference for shapes and or colours.





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