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Monday, December 8, 2008

One Stroke Painting Technique

Many of you are familiar with the One Stroke Painting Technique. It has been around for a few years. It is a very easy way to create wonderful hand painted designs on many surfaces. It is even great for those who are not experienced painters.

One of the most important things to remember when you are learning to paint using this technique, is to make sure you load your brush correctly. Often painters are afraid of over loading their brushes. In order to achieve your desired designs, you have to make sure you have plenty of paint on your brush.

The first next step is to choose two colors that you would like to use for your design. Dip one side of your brush into the first color, and then dip the other side in the remaining color. Now begin to move the brush back and forth to blend the paint. Continue to add paint and repeat these steps until your brush is loaded 2/3 of the way up the bristles. You should be ready to begin your painting at this point.

As you paint it is important you continue to use paint, and do not hesitate to keep adding more to your brush. It is not necessary for you to do the blending part after adding more paint to your brush. If you feel at any point your brush is getting over loaded, you may wipe the excess off with in your paper towel or rag. Make sure your brush is still load up to 2/3 of the brush.

You do not necessarily have to clean your brush in water when you are switching to new colors. It could add interest to your design if you simply remove the excess paint with a paper towel or rag, and then dip your paint one side at time in to the new colors and begin to blend. Also, if you would like to paint using more then two colors this is possible to. Just load your brush as you normally would with the two colors and then tip your brush in to the third color on one side of the brush. Typically, I would add this to the side that is the accent color. This is up to you since you are the creator of the painting.

Just remember, if your brush is loaded correctly this will allow your paint to flow easily. If your paint is easy to work, this will enable you to create a masterpiece!





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