Criss Cross Work Sketching Flower

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1. Paint basic leaves in clusters.

2. Use the 1/2" or 3/4" brush and criss-cross strokes to block in leaf color in the center of the leaf.

2. Add a water drop to a basic leaf.

3. Reload the 1/2" brush to a chiseled edge and begin angling strokes from the outside edge of the leaf towards the center of the leaf.

3. Paint clusters of daisies on clusters of leaves.

4. Continue angling a series of overlapping strokes from the outside edge of the leaf to the center. Use the chiseled edge of the brush to cut in a center vein and to add folds and ruffles.

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4. Small filler leaves made with the chiseled edge of the 1/2" or 3/4" brush. Try these leaves with the small round brush or the liner brush.

How To Paint A Pot

1. Start by loosely sketching a pot and the placement of four values of color.

2. Use the 1/2" or 3/4" brush and loose crisscross strokes to block in the darkest value.

3. Add the middle value, the light value and the extra light value with loose crisscross strokes.

4. With a clean, dry 1/2" or 3/4" brush, use criss-cross strokes to blend and merge the values. Complete the pot by blending with the 2" soft blender and curved, horizontal strokes.

How To Paint A Basket

Criss Strokes

1. Lightly sketch the basket with the small round brush and a very thin mixture of paint.

2. Use the 1/2" or 3/4" brush to loosely underpaint the basket with criss-cross strokes.

3. Use a lighter mixture on the filbert brush and a series of slightly curved horizontal strokes to very loosely "weave" the basket.

4. Add final highlights with a dry, lighter mixture and the filbert brush.

Basic How-To Photographs (Continued)

How To Paint A Daisy

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3. Continue adding petals to the desired degree of fullness. Surround the center with petals for a full-face daisy.

Filbert Ile Strok Mas

1. Load the filbert brush with thinned color. Use the side of the brush and very little pressure to paint two or three curved strokes, to indicate foreshortened petals, at the base of the daisy.

2. Starting at the outside edge of each petal, apply pressure to the brush, then release pressure as you stroke in towards the daisy center.

3. Continue adding petals to the desired degree of fullness. Surround the center with petals for a full-face daisy.

4. To complete the daisy, use Orange or Yellow on the filbert brush and a half-circular stroke to add the daisy center.

How To Paint Cluster Flowers (Lilacs, Hydrangeas And Geraniums)

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1. Use the 1/2" brush and criss-cross strokes to loosely underpaint the mass of florets with a thin mixture.

2. With lighter color on the filbert brush, start in the lightest area of the flower and begin painting a few short-petaled florets.

3. As you work away from the light source, paint just an indication of individual petals .. .

4. . . . until the entire mass of florets is complete.

How To Paint A Rose

Loosely Painted Flowers

1. Start by loosely sketching a circular rose shape about 3" or 4" in diameter. Use the 1/2" or 3/4" brush and a very thin mixture of your rose color and painting medium to loosely block in the basic shape of the flower.

Placement Floral Bunches Sketch

4. You may find it helpful at this stage to loosely sketch petal placement with thinned White and the small round brush.

2. Use the 1/2" or 3/4" brush to add a small amount of dark color to the center of the rose and under the cup of the rose.

5. Load the 1/2" brush with White. Starting at the outside edge of the rose and working towards the center (or from the center to the outside) paint large overlapping outside petals; smaller petals in the center of the rose.

3. Fan the dark center out in the direction the rose is facing. Blend the dark color under the cup down into the base of the flower.

6. Shape the cupped petals in the front of the rose, then use dry White on the 1/2" brush to add final highlights, folds and ruffles.

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  • franco
    How to paint flowers with a filbert brush?
    9 years ago

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