Hello! I’m Peter Alaimo, the English language teaching assistant at IES Llanera. I’m from the beautiful and almost always sunny California! It has been quite a change coming from the United States to Spain, but I think I have adapted well. Of course, the first thing I’ve noticed that is different from where I’m from us the climate. I hear many people complain about the rain and how it would be great to live in California where it’s always sunny, but I’m very happy here. I think the rain is refreshing. Right now I live in Oviedo, and am having lots of fun exploring the city and meeting the people from Asturias and learning about the culture here. At IES Llanera I’m having a wonderful time working with the students. Apart from learning English, we have done lots of fun projects to show that English is much more than just a class students must take. I try to communicate to them that in English you can tell jokes, make friends, and have a lot of fun. From what I see, the students are reacting very positively! I hope that things continue going well and that I continue to see these wonderful students speak more and more English!
Negative space is the space between objects or parts of an object, or around it. Studying this can have a surprisingly positive effect on a painting.
In her book Drawing on the Right Hand Side of the Brain Betty Edwards uses a great Bugs Bunny analogy to explain the concept. Imagine Bugs Bunny speeding along and running through a door. What you’ll see in the cartoon is a door with a bunny-shaped hole in it. What’s left of the door is the negative space, that is the space around the object, in this case Bugs Bunny.
Clic on the image to read a tutorial: How Negative Space is useful in a painting
Negative space isn’t the place your mind retreats to when a painting isn’t going well. Negative space is the space between objects or parts of an object, or around it. Studying this can have a surprisingly positive effect on a painting.