My Mom asked me for a painting for Mother’s Day. She asked for a snow scene but it is Spring time and I just can’t do it. So I decided to give negative painting another try. I drew three apples and a few branches being careful to make sure that I left plenty of empty space between them. I first wash the background with three colors: Raw Sienna, Pthalo Blue, and Permament Sap Green. I kept using these three colors for each layer of color I added to the picture. Between each layer of color, I drew in more leaves and branches and painted around them. In this way the background color becomes the color of the leaves and branches of that layer. This has a nice effect.