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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Paint Brush Play



Flora
I really like to take art classes.  My problem is that most of them are out of my price range. Ann and I decided we would watch a few You Tube videos and see if we could learn a new technique that way.  She found a video using the Flora Brush.  The video is on about how to paint a poinsettia.  I didn't want to paint Christmas flowers in March so I played around with the brush and some acrylic paint.  I painted on substrates that I had sitting around on my desk.  Lori gave me the Guest Check and the tea bag wrapper is one of many I've used since I got the Creeping Crud (aka... cough and runny nose from hell).  

I plan to watch the video a few more times because I really want to learn how to to paint so that some of the petals look like they are behind others. For this page, I was happy to paint a flower that looked like a flower when I finished.  The flora brush is fun to work with.  It makes a great petal.  

Journal 52's challenge this week is How does your garden grow.  I thought this page was perfect for that challenge so I've linked to Journal 52 also.

Link: Paint Party FridayArtist Play Room, Journal 52

8 comments:

  1. Oh wow, these are amazing Boo! The flowers, the greenery and colour scheme. Love it all.
    I've never heard of a flora brush before.
    The link doesn't go to a video Boo :o)

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    1. Thank you. I'm having fun learning new paint brush techniques

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  3. Oooh...that brush looks impressive. I love the shape.
    I'm toying with the idea of going to an art class but can't see how I'd manage it just at the moment so a few videos might be the better option for now.
    Thanks for the idea Boo ;D
    Your painting is stunning, it's so bright and clearful.
    xoxo

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  4. Your flowers are wonderful Boo and I certainly hope you are over the crud!!!!!
    Sandy xx

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  5. I think these are lovely Boo! So fresh and vibrant. I am looking forward to spring after so much snow. Here in Baltimore we had some this week! Happy PPF

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  6. Love the flower on the guest check!!! I've never heard of this brush, it looks interesting. Good for you to use what you can to learn!
    xo

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  7. I hadn't heard of/ seen the flora brush either, what a find!
    love your cherry flowers. t'is a good idea to watch utube Vids, so many cool ideas!

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