The Painted Nest and the Painted Crow

Linda Kemp is a full-time artist and busy instructor throughout Canada, the USA, and the UK.  Linda is internationally recognized for her unique and innovative use of negative painting in both watercolour and acrylic.    She is the author of two books, "Watercolour Painting Outside the Lines - A Positive Approach to Negative Painting" and "Simplifying Design and Color for Artists - Positive Results Using Negative Painting Techniques", (North Light pub.) and six instructional DVDs.

In this two day acrylic workshop, Linda will be helping us better understand composition, design, and colour, and she will lead us in the creation of two finished pieces using her signature negative painting techniques.

For more information about Linda, see her website at:



Linda says, “There is nothing like an intriguing puzzle to get the brain working and few things more satisfying than finding a solution to a perplexing problem.  So while some people take pleasure in working on the newspaper's daily crossword puzzle, I can't resist sorting through and arranging shapes and colours, in particular the interwoven forms and layers of patterns I find while investigating tangled woodlands, meandering streams, open fields, roadside ditches and marshes.  Appreciating my discoveries is easy; figuring out how to interpret my finds and then portraying that essence two dimensionally with paint on paper is the real challenge!  It is this desire to decipher, understand, and organize what I see that motivates me to paint.  In my attempt to interpret nature's patterns and understand how the pieces fit together, my strategy relies on two things, simplifying the complicated and taking an alternative negative, or subtractive, approach."

Dates:  April 14th and 15th, 2020

Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location: March Community Centre, 630 Cameron Harvey Drive, Kanata

Fees:  KAC members: $265.00, non-members $285.00.

Materials list: A materials list is available on Linda Kemp's website (see above), under the Workshop Information page.  

The workshop is full.  Waitlist only.  To place your name on the waitlist, contact:

Fees may be paid at the time of registration, or in two installments: $100 for members, $110 for non-members, at the time of registration, and the balance by cheque, post-dated to February 28th, 2020.  

The Kanata Art Club reserves the right to cancel a workshop where there is insufficient registration.  You will be notified and issued a cheque for a full refund.  

To withdraw, please contact:  A cheque for a full refund less an administrative fee of $25.00 will be issued if a written request is received no less than six weeks prior to the start of the workshop (February 28th).  There will be no refund issued after February 28th, unless your spot can be filled from a waiting list.