An old magazine rack I painted years ago that I use to hold towels in my upstairs bath.
(I thought to include an item I have painted over the years to each instruction post)
Now that you have collected your supplies lets get started. (If you missed that post go Click this link SUPPLIES)
First squeeze out two dime sized puddles of paint on your pallet (aka: Styrofoam plate) The puddles do not have to be close to each other.
Dip a corner of a 12 inch flat brush into the white puddle then the opposite corner in the green. The brush should now look somewhat like this.
Work the paint into the bristles by brushing back and forth until the two colors begin to blend into each others in the middle, one fades into the other color instead of there being a stark line between.
Start with a simple comma stroke. Start on the chisel edge of your brush, press gently as you pull down and let the brush lift to a point. (a brief video at the end of this post will let you see how my brush moves as I make this stroke as well as others)
This is a pitiful example of an s stroke. You start on the chisel edge pull down, add more pressure to flatten the bristles then lift to a point while gently making the shape of an S. The video may help you more with this one.
I will go ahead and let you see the video here, then maybe some of my explanations will make more sense to you.
(forgive the less than optimum video, I am learning my new camera’s abilities)
You can start on a chisel edge, press and wiggle the brush to get a scallop type shape, which if brought to a point by letting the brush spring back to the chisel edge can make a lovely leaf or modified a stroke in a rose.
A simple u stroke made with a flat stroke and two comma strokes opposite of each other.
A simple stroke leaf. Start on a chisel edge, press, drag and let brush spring back to the chisel edge to make a leaf shape.
These strokes are part of the foundation of my decorative painting. I am so used to just jumping in and painting it is taking some thinking on my part to break it down into parts for you.
Bear with me, I may get it down yet.
If you have any questions feel free to ask, I will answer as best as I can ASAP.
These strokes are what I use to paint my rose. Next I will paint a rose with leaves on video so you can get a visual in motion of the building of a rose.
Until next time.
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