Learn Brushwork Techniques
It is crucial to learn brushwork
techniques if you are to be an effective painter. This is true whether you are creating realistic,
expressionistic or abstract works.
When it comes to creating a realistic oil
painting it is the textural quality of the brush work that seperates a painting from a photograph.
If you are creating an abstract work then the brush work is of paramount importance as it is the main mode of
One important brushwork tact in oil painting technique is called
impasto. This is where anything that is dark in a painting is painted with dark thin colors and much thicker oil
paint is used to apply the lighter hues. This prevents light from bouncing of off the dried brush strokes and
distorting the darker areas of the painting.
In general, most courses in brushwork start with teaching you how to hold the paintbrush so that you can create
any stroke with it that you want. It is a mistake to hold the paint brush in an unorthodox way because it can
slow you down and also distort the look of your images. Brushes also come in different sizes and shapes and can be
used for all kinds of different artistic intentions. That is a whole “learn to paint” subject area in
There are also two basic types of brushstrokes that you will have to learn. One type is called control
brushstrokes and the other is called freehand brushstrokes.
Control brushstrokes are based on traditional ways of manipulating the paintbrush that are known to create
certain effects in a painting. Freehand brushstrokes are much different and make it easier to achieve effects such
as drawing wavy tree branches or puffy clouds.
If you are creating an oil painting you may want to make the surface very textural. Enhancing the surface with
thick and thin areas of paint adds a great deal of visual interest to any oil painting. Glazes over thick brush work can help keep it stiff and
Brush strokes can also be used to help you work from large to small and in essence create a kind of ambience in
the background of the painting that can add to its all over charm. This is particularly true if there is a
lot of sky, sea or fields in the painting.
Experts say that the most effective brushwork is that which is applied to the canvas with the least amount of
effort. That means that no bruststroke is applied randomly and there must always be a plan to what you might
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