Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Paint Brush Play

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


  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)

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

  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.

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

  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

  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!

  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!