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Recurring Event Event Series: OCAG3-Watercolor Negative Painting

OCAG3-Watercolor Negative Painting

January 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm



Instructor: Leona Lavone

This is a 4-week adult & teen class

$80 member/$100 non-member

Want to figure out how to add depth and contrast to your paintings?

Watercolor is versatile, portable, ethereal, and vibrant. But when it comes to creating scenes with lots of depth and contrast, watercolor presents a unique challenge. The solution — it’s called watercolor negative painting.

This technique is simple enough in concept, but it requires something of a learning curve. I’ll show you what you need to create depth with this watercolor technique, and what steps you need to take.

Essentially, negative painting is a technique where you outline a shape (like a tree, leaf, or mountain) and fade the paint around that shape, surrounding the shape with a darker color. It is called negative painting because you are working with negative space.


Supply list:

What’s needed – watercolor supplies and masking fluid.

Bring your regular watercolor supplies, or check out my suggested supply list.

All available from Amazon

Leona’s W/C Supply List

Here is a suggested supply list Pick one Watercolor Paper Pad……. Pick one W/C Palette, 18 or 33 wells…….

Watercolor Paint Set……. One W/C Brush Set……. W/C Artists Tape…… Other Items: Paper Towels, Pencil,

2 Containers for Water (plastic sour cream) Squirt Bottle…… Note: you can use regular masking tape but it may be hard to remove and ripe paper. Extra’s: White Gouache (w/c); Dr. Martin’s Bleed Proof White.






January 30
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Ocean County Artists Guild
22 Chestnut Avenue
Island Heights, NJ 08732 United States
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