|Today's Creation - Coneflowers|
(You can see what I have been up to thus far on Day 1 of 31 Days of Creating with One Stroke Painting.)
Did you see the sunflowers I painted on Day 8? Just look at what 11 year old Esther created out of my practice sheets.
I tried something new today. Coneflowers. I began by double-loading my 3/4" paintbrush with green and a bit of yellow and painted in stems and leaves. Just random-like.
Then, with a #12 brush, I double-loaded a dark blue and some white. Leading with the white edge, pushing and dragging and standing the brush up to a point, I made a fan of petals at the top of the stems, reloading my brush often. This formed the backside layer of petals. I flipped the brush and led with the green, pulling along the white, making a second row of petals right on top of the first, to form the frontside row of petals. For interest and variety, one flower is made using a burgundy-wine color and white (same technique).
To finish the flowers, I used a 'scruffy' brush (short, full bristles), dipping it dry into the yellow and white. Pounce, pounce, pounce I went, trying to create the 'cone' or center of the flower. A little green and burgundy was added for some dimension around the base of the center.
If you'd like to know more about the One Stroke Painting method created by Donna Dewberry, or if you are interested in her workshops, instruction books or other products, you can check her website at http://www.dewberrycrafts.com/
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