According to Wikipedia: “Negative space in art, also referred to as “air space”, is the space around and between objects. Instead of focusing on drawing the actual object, for a negative space drawing, the focus is on what’s between the objects. For example, if one is drawing a plant, they would draw the space in-between the leaves, not the actual leaves. This technique requires one to forget about a conceptual meaning of an object and forces them to observe through shapes, rather than drawing what they may think an object looks like.”
I love the way Negative drawings or paintings look. Instead of a regular painting where you draw or use paint or charcoal to create the image with this, it is the space outside the main image that is drawn.
Below I am trying out this medium and so far I have 2 paintings to show. If you have any questions about this type of art, please let me know.
Negative image Flowers
Negative image Flowers drawn on 7-29-21
Negative Daisys done 8-19-21