Tellico Village Art Guild Feb 3-5

Negative Painting Addicted

Watercolour: Nature's Patterns

February 3 - 5, 2022.  10:00am - 1:00pm ET

Hello! 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 - your Zoom invitation, 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!   TEST YOUR PAINTS

Extra Bonus video  Soft Edge Gradation


 Linda Kemp

Negative Painting Addicted

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Kemp Art Services is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

If you go to this meeting before the date and time scheduled there won't be anyone at the party!

Topic: Tellico Village Art Guild
Time: Feb 3, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every day, 3 occurrence(s)
Feb 3, 2022 10:00 AM
Feb 4, 2022 10:00 AM
Feb 5, 2022 10:00 AM

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Course Description


Negative Painting Addicted

Watercolour: Nature's Patterns

Workshop Content: Discover how to start, build and complete watercolour nature’s patterns and florals as you learn the essential skills of negative painting. In this three day Zoom workshop you will discover how to paint delicate blossoms and foliage. All it takes is a simple shift in the way you see! Linda will demonstrate and lead you step-by-step through the key exercises and basic tactics of working with this unconventional, inspiring approach.

Topics covered in this program include, interpreting your subject matter, negative painting strategies, simplified design, basic colour concepts, and “seeing” for painting. You will learn how to reduce your subject into simplified shapes, create purposeful underpaintings and practice the glazing techniques used for layering negative shapes. On the first two days, we develop control by working on dry paper, in readiness for the thrill of building wet into wet layers on the final day.

Our time together will include video demonstration, hands-on painting time and live discussion about how to apply negative painting concepts to your favourite subjects.

Once you learn the basics you will see and paint the world in an exciting and different way!

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


Day 1 - Beach Pebbles


Butterflies - Working With A Template



Day 2 - Shape First - Edge Second


Strawberry Blossoms And Leaves



 Day 3 - Wet Into Wet Watercolours!


Layering Wet Into Wet With Watercolour


4 small pieces of watercolour paper - your choice.

Working Wet Into Wet - Creeping Wintergreen

Supplies coming soon!

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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Zoom Invitation
Kemp Art Services is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Tellico Village Art Guild
Time: Feb 3, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every day, 3 occurrence(s)
Feb 3, 2022 10:00 AM
Feb 4, 2022 10:00 AM
Feb 5, 2022 10:00 AM
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