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Simplifying Design and Color for Artists: Positive Results Using Negative Painting Techniques [Hardcover]

Linda Kemp
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30 Dec 2013

Negative painting (or the use of negative space in a painting) helps painters master shape and color concepts, which are key to accurately representing realistic imagery and design-based abstracts. Brimming with new exercises that feature negative painting, you'll use florals and nature motifs to explore a simplified approach to the key concepts of design and color. You will enjoy re-creating the painting projects and will learn how to pare down some of the complicated terms they'll encounter when learning about design and color. You will gain a clearer understanding of negative painting, design and color, and will be able to apply them confidently to your own artwork.

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books (30 Dec 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440325235
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440325236
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 21.7 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,457 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Linda Kemp is a popular contributing writer and demonstrator and the author of Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines - A Positive Approach to Negative Painting (North Light Books). She frequently instructs and lectures at national symposiums and workshops throughout Canada, The United States and The United Kingdom. She teaches 8-10 workshops a year and is a certified instructor for Holbein Artists Colors (paint manufacturer). She's also sponsored by Ampersand (Clayboard and Aquaboard).

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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Book. 10 April 2014
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Quite demanding text, but I am finding the challenge very worthwhile. It will, I am pleased to say, take me some time to even finish it - let alone try all the ideas and suggestions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent and informative 3 Feb 2014
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excellent layout and step by step guidance. good use of photos and examples. gave clear instructions and easy to follow. loved the way it pushed the boundaries. made you think about design concepts and colour using negative and positive images. well worth the money and can recommend. very pleased
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not excellent 30 Jan 2014
By hazel
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Some interesting ideas, but a lot of it is a bit beneath my level. Ironically some of the ideas I find hard to grasp as I dont think they are explained that well. Also some of the middle and latter stages of the exercises are not covered sufficiently thoroughly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration for any artist 2 Dec 2013
By KarenW
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I just couldn't wait to get this I downloaded the kindle edition! I loved 'Painting outside the Lines' so hoped this would be as good - I wasn't disappointed. Linda Kemp is a truly inspirational artist/teacher. I'm already planning my first project from the many ideas in the book. If you'd like to improve your painting skills buy this book! You won't regret it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing new way of understanding foundational painting skills 4 Dec 2013
By Anne M. Piombino - Published on
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I've been a professional graphic designer for nearly 20 years, and recently have gone back to my first love, fine art. I smugly thought there wouldn't be too many books that could teach me the concepts of color theory better than I knew from college and work experience, but I've learned that once you change the medium, the core artistic concepts shift a bit too. The way to compose for graphic work is vastly different than it is for fine art. The same is true for how your artistic eye 'sees'.

This book covers the core concepts of fine art in a new and refreshing way. Learning to see the big shapes of composition, understanding color harmony - these are the foundation skills that build any great painting. No matter how many art books you already have in your library now (no comment), this is a golden addition.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I like it 17 Dec 2013
By Mownley - Published on
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Negative space is another way of painting using design and color , and that maybe nothing new ,i think its a great way to paint and think about your art in another way.the book cover is beautiful and the pages inside are easy to understand and step by step. You can imagine using this technique in your own art and find it freeing new and exciting.I would recommend this book . The author I think explains color ,design and technique well and seems to want there readers to use this technique instead of how some art tech books seem to just be an advertisement of there own art work claiming to teach you nothing. The book I think would be great for beginner artists and advanced artists who wants to rethink and imagine something new.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Forget your preconceived notions.. 21 Dec 2013
By Dooley - Published on
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Linda truly makes it worthwhile to step out of your comfort zone. For those who need paced instruction to
learn new methods, this book is ideal. For the advanced artist this will make all those brain synapses
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Book 30 Dec 2013
By Florence E. Fessler - Published on
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I love this artist, but was hoping for more pictures of different paintings. It is very much like the previous book I bought entltled "Painting Outside The Lines," which I love. This book has nothing really new. Of course, the title does say design and color, so maybe I should have researched more and realized that I didn't need this book. If you are looking to learn about design and color, this is probably a great book for that. Linda also has CD's out that are great !!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars book versus dvd 4 Mar 2014
By Avid Reader - Published on
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The book is not so clear cut in showing her technique. The dvd should have been included WITH the book rather than requiring people to purchase both for a clear understanding of her technique. Little cheap I think if truly wanting to share your technique - artists are usually visual in their understanding. Recommend the dvd - not the book.
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