Okay, negative painting is not, not, not easy. At least for me. Back to YouTube. This video was a really big help.
The guy is really funny – and does a really good demonstration. This one was probably the most clear of all the ones I have watched. Simple in execution, but sophisticated enough to produce something useful at the end of the video. This is what I got.
Then I watched another video – far more accomplished than I am at the present in execution, and once more, mud is the result and abominable flowers. These are mutant flowers after some sort of environmental disaster!
Ugh. So, back to monochrome – this time, pink daisies from some picture on the internet. This is the first layer of many, but maybe I can just work on very simple things and follow the 1-2-3-4 steps and then get a bit more advanced in execution.
Practice is not always a pleasant experience – but you do learn!