This complete visual guide illustrates the fundamental strokes that comprise every decorative painting style. Proper brush techniques are presented in five sections: single-loaded, double-loaded, tipped, side-loaded and linework. Every stroke-from the comma stroke to the S-stroke-is broken down into several steps and illustrated in easy-to-follow worksheets. The author has included her unique Directional Angle Sheets, proven in classes to help students learn strokes more rapidly.
A gallery of beautiful borders, flower worksheets and six projects are provided to help readers practice and perfect their strokework, while experiencing the satisfaction of creating beautiful pieces. There's no easier, more enjoyable way for beginning painters to learn-or for any decorative painter to 'brush up' on these all-important basics. [Google Books]