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Painting Instruction

Painting Instruction



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Published by Veraaryans
It is a small yet good instruction booklet regarding various brush strokes.
It is a small yet good instruction booklet regarding various brush strokes.

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Published by: Veraaryans on May 16, 2008
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Free Painting Instruction -
Basic Brush Stroke Instruction
Free basic brush stroke techniques for Tole, canvas, rosemale painting. Easy step by steptutorial.
Here is a good list of brushes to buy.
Get yourself bristle brushes that are sizes 2, 4, 8, and 12.If you only work on very small paintings, you can do without a number 12 brush andinstead get a number 0 brush.Buy more than one of each size ( two number 2s and 2 number 4’s etc.) because it will be easier to keep your colors clean.You will want to use different brushes for painting dark colors and light colors. And if you have two brushes of the same size, you can use one for dark colors, and one for lightcolors.You can pick the shape for yourself, but If you are not sure, buy filberts. These brushesare the most flexible
as they combine the stroke of a round and flat brush.This tutorial has been prepared to give you assistance in learning to control a brush to docreative work.Brush control is a thing learned by practice. Not just making a few lines--but makingmany, many lines and many C's, O's and S's.
Much Practice Time Is Required
These techniques have been applied in watercolor, acrylics, oil and ceramic stains. Theyare the basics needed for toleware and rosemaling and all other designs. The black andgreen colors mentioned here are ceramic opaque stains which are water soluble. They can be purchased in half ounce or two ounce jars at your ceramic studio. They are available ina wide range of colors and are very versatile.Acrylic Paint in tubes could also be used. Be sure it is thinned enough to flow freely fromthe brush. There is no controlling a brush that is stuck down to the piece because the paintis too thick or has run out.
Practice is the most important part of accomplishing a task.
Continueto first exercise1
 Free Painting Instructions -
Basic Brush Stroke TechniquesPRACTICE PAGE I
Practice pages in this tutorial will include these brushes.
No. 4
Liner--for fine work and
No. 10
Square Shader--fill in, shading
No: 8
Round for everything!It is suggested that you get a 9 x 12" sketchbook to put additional practice work into for future reference, especially for your color work.Thin your black opaque stain slightly so that it will flow freely from your brush. Loadyour number 4 liner fully, rolling it in the paint. As you lift it the last time, roll it betweenyour fingers slightly. This makes a beautiful point on it.Hold your brush perpendicular to the page with the brush pointing down toward thestarting point. Lower brush and draw it towards you--raise it again, all in the perpendicular position. The farther you lower your brush the wider your stroke will be.Always draw your brush stroke towards yourself for more control.You may use your little fingertip for a "leg" for your hand to stand on. Thus you can get asteadier line. I would suggest that you do some practice strokes on newsprint or other  paper before you do the strokes in the book. Do the first two rows on page one in thisfashion.Rows 3 and 4. To make even more pointed ends on this stroke swing the brush from topto bottom in an arc--only touching the paper at the middle to the stroke. Hand is held stilland brush pivots.I would interject here that practicing again later is what makes this become a part of you.Don't shy away from using your new strokes because you "aren't too good at it yet."You'll never get any better unless you use them. Do a few practice strokes on a paper firstand get busy and put them on a piece. Finish off the page with similar strokes.2
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Basic Brush Stroke Techniques- Lesson II
By raising and lowering your brush--in the perpendicular position you can make all thestrokes shown on this page. Use your little finger to steady your hand and brush.3

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