What are Positive and Negative Spaces in Painting?

What are Positive and Negative Spaces in Painting?

Some of you might have heard the expression positive-negative space from art school days, representing the form and background in a painting. When I taught a basic drawing class many years ago I got a renewed interest in this concept. I noticed that our eyes could...

How Unlikely Photos Add Inspiration for Painting

A good painter and friend of mine, Ines Kramer, told me she likes to take bad photographs. She actually plans a few long distance trips each year just to take them. I thought she was just being self effacing, until I realized the full impact of what she was saying....
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