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9/10/21 DEMO: Focus on Negative Spaces for Dynamic Compositions with Alex Sharma



Focus on Negative Spaces
for Dynamic Compositions

LIVE DEMO with Alex Sharma 
 
WHEN: Friday, September 10, 2021
(10am to 11:30am EST)


Artists consider all shapes in a painting equally. Alex will demonstrate how to make even the simplest of subjects dramatic with some simple compositional devices that create interesting negative spaces.

Imagine painting around the subject rather than painting it directly to get some dramatic results. Your positive shapes will “pop” as you develop your composition and painting skills using this technique.

Alex will demonstrate in watercolor, but the concept is the same for all media. Paint along in the medium of your choice.


Materials Included: No materials are provided by Art League of Hilton Head for this demonstration.
Requirements: All LIVE DEMOs with Alex Sharma are designed so that students can watch, or paint along with while they watch. If you choose to paint along, you're welcome to paint in whatever medium you choose, as almost all of the techniques can be applied across mediums.

For this Demonstration, here are a few supplies Alex recommends having for those of you who wish to paint along:

MATERIALS:
1. Basic Paint in your choice of media (Cadmium or Cobalt yellow, Yellow ochre or Raw Sienna, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Sap Green, Burnt Sienna and Titanium White)

*NOTES: The main thing is to have at least 1 yellow, 2 reds (cadmium and alizarin), at least 2 blues (ultramarine + cerulean or cobalt or phthalo) , and 1 green (sap is a good choice-- or Hookers or viridian). This way you will always have an excellent range of colors from which to mix other colors.

2. Brushes
3. Paper

QUESTIONS?
Please call Art League Academy
(open M-F 10am to 2pm EST)
or email Academy@artleaguehhi.org.
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Instructor Bio: Born into a family of artists, ALEXANDRA SHARMA learned early a unique awareness of form and space that is manifest in her work. A painter, print maker, sculptor, and art professor, Alexandra has a Fine Arts degree and has studied at the Sorbonne, France, and Oxford University, England. Her work spans over twenty-five years and she is known for unique visual imagery in her paintings and her ability to capture the moment as she works primarily en plein air.

Alexandra is a founding member of the Multi Media Arts Guild, Kingston, Canada, and member of Hilton Head Art League, Apple Pie Painters, Northview Group of Artists, and a lifetime member of the American art honorary, Delta Phi Delta.

Alexandra exhibits regularly at the Charles Street Gallery in Beaufort, SC and at ALHH Gallery.
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