Linda Kemp

Linda Kemp: Negative Painting Techniques - Watercolor Landscape

Video Length: 1 Hour 23 Minutes
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Discover Linda Kemp’s simple and exciting techniques to use negative painting in landscapes. 

Linda will demonstrate how to paint layers of negative shapes to suggest a variety of trees, blowing grasses, distant fields, and wild flowers. Learn to simplify color and shapes for painting loose and direct. Explore watercolor techniques for working with transparent and opaque paints, how to paint wet-into-wet, dry brushing, glazing, and how to use a stiff badger brush.  Follow along as she demonstrates in two different landscape paintings.


In Linda Kemp’s Negative Painting Techniques: Watercolor Landscapes you will find:

  • Texture techniques for using fine lines, spritzing with water, painting with the handle of the brush, creating smooth passages, and more
  • Ways of seeing the basic shapes in landscapes.
  • Fun painting techniques show you how to use a bristle brush (or Linda Kemp’s Badger Brush) with watercolor


You will love this watercolor painting video if:

  • You are looking for easy techniques for painting landscapes
  • You want to explore negative painting techniques
  • You want to loosen up your painting style


Why this video is great:

Kemp is a great teacher. She is clear with her ideas and she breaks the landscape down in a manageable and approachable way. The ending painting demos aren’t super complicated and the skills you learn and then practice through this workshop will prepare you to tackle more complicated landscape workshops.

True Beginner:

This is a fun way to approach landscape painting. After you watch her video, you can get painting immediately and have some finished demos by the end of a full painting day. She speaks to the problems she sees her own students face and it’s a great way to start getting familiar with your paints while working on a specific project.

Advanced Beginners:

If you’ve been painting a bit with watercolors this workshop will help you become more familiar with your materials and let you try out a new subject matter and style. Kemp does a great job explaining so if you already have a basic base of knowledge, Kemp will build on that.


Intermediate watercolorists should try this workshop if they are going outside their subject matter. For example, if you’ve been working in portraiture but want to try your hand at landscapes, this might be a great first step. If you’re an intermediate watercolorist who has been working in landscape, you might have fun with a varied style but you may find the demos a bit too simple.