POSITIVE & NEGATIVE 1.


Today is the first in a series of posts about positive and negative shapes and spaces.

We see positive as being the shape or presence of an object and negative as the spaces between objects. But there is another way to represent this.

By using the ultimate contrast between a shape that is there (positive) and one that is not (negative), we can create flat images that have the illusion of being real and three-dimensional.

This type of drawing has strong ties with silhouettes, but with a stronger feeling for solid shapes.

In these drawings I like to experiment with grey as well as black and white shapes.

The cottage featured today is near Perth, in Northern Tasmania.

More tomorrow.

Richard

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artist, art curator, art teacher, art judge, art critic
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