The Brushstroke Handbook: The ultimate guide to decorative painting brushstrokes

The Brushstroke Handbook: The ultimate guide to decorative painting brushstrokes

by Maureen McNaughton
     
 

Beautiful brushstrokes step by step!

This is the one! The Brushstroke Handbook is your complete reference for mastering more than 50 fabulous strokes. Inside you'll find visual, step-by-step instruction divided into two sections that detail techniques for working with both round and flat brushes in acrylics. Flip through and find the stroke you want

Overview

Beautiful brushstrokes step by step!

This is the one! The Brushstroke Handbook is your complete reference for mastering more than 50 fabulous strokes. Inside you'll find visual, step-by-step instruction divided into two sections that detail techniques for working with both round and flat brushes in acrylics. Flip through and find the stroke you want, featuring a range of comma strokes, pressure strokes, fan strokes, teardrop strokes, scroll strokes and much more.

From the very basics of supplies and techniques to more in-depth guidance for creating unique compositions, this guide offers everything you need to build confidence, have fun and paint successfully--whether you're a beginner or a more experienced decorative painter.

This comprehensive guide includes:

  • Quick-reference photos for finding the right stroke, fast.
  • Step-by-step stroke instructions that actually build a little painting with every lesson.
  • Easy-to-follow worksheets for combining strokes to make complete flowers, birds, butterflies, lace, ribbons and more.
  • 20 fresh and pretty borders painted with round and flat brushes.
  • Two sections highlighting common mistakes and how to fix them.

Plus, this guide offers a bonus section that shows you how to create six gorgeous compositions that feature today's most popular colors and stroke styles. It's all here! The Brushstroke Handbook gives you everything you need to master every stroke and explore a range of decorative painting possibilities. It's the one reference you'll want to have handy for virtually every project.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
11/01/2013
This attractive manual explains more than 50 different and distinct brushstrokes. Art instructor, freelance writer, and author McNaughton (Beautiful Brushstrokes Step by Step) begins by providing short overviews of materials and tools, then clearly lays out the major types of brushstrokes for both round and flat brushes, offering many variations of each. The strokes are described methodically and sequentially, with arrows and diagrams to guide the reader. Sections on creating full-color borders, patterns, and complete compositions are also included. VERDICT Beginning and intermediate decorative artists will appreciate this compact volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440323935
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
07/29/2012
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Maureen McNaughton has been teaching her strokework techniques for more than 30 years. Her work has been featured in countless magazines, and she has published two books with North Light. www.maureenmcnaughton.com/

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