I am trying to retrain my brain to paint the negative shape rather than the positive.
"Think positive but paint negative!"
This girl is one of the "starts" from one of my classes. The whole page was just a mess of paints, mostly reds on the page. I then painted the negative figure shape and "fashioned" her into a girl who might be dancing or just throwing her arms up.
All the figures we painted in the class seemed to have a personality or a story.
Painting negative is not easy so far but with practice hopefully it will get easier.
Below is just one of the exercises in painting a quick figure with light into dark and dark into light. When I sat down to do it it was confusing but it looked so easy when he did it. This fella tells a story too. He could be a tightrope walker or a dancer. These are done very quickly. It was a fun exercise and I will practice more of these. Burridges calls these our little art sketches for a larger painting or even a little masterpiece as it is.