It's With The Stroke and Brush

Paint brushstrokesArt is indeed an item which serves as a reminder how people lived and worked through the years. It gives us a peek of the way they think, the way they handle life as they went through it during the past. And we could see that reminder by taking a look of their works. Portrait paintings are one of the few examples in which we can have an idea how they make their works.

Several brushstrokes have to be applied and followed to achieve your choice of design in your work. Each varies from another because it has its own result when applied already on the canvas. So if you wanted to know the secret of having a nice piece of art, you need to learn about several brushstrokes applicable to your choice of design.

Types of Brushstrokes

1. Hatching - Involves a criss-crossing movement of brush strokes to create layers of depth. Blending is not necessary for this kind of technique. The hatching builds up one layer on another to add more definition.

2. Scumbling - in this kind of brushstroke technique, dark colors are dominated by opague light ones. It creates a broken color effect, one that painters usually apply when they want to dull the edges of their painting. With these combination, a shimmery opalesecent object will come out as a result.

3. Glazing - more smooth and refined with the scumbling method, glazing allows thin see-through layers to merge with the underlying ones. If you are aiming to make your work to be on the transparent side, then glazing would be applicable for the procedure.

4. Wet-on-Wet - this method is done if you want to focus more with the blending with your hues and colors. Paint is applied on top layers wherein the recent ones are still wet. This is to avoid the musky and muddy appearance of your work.

5. Blending - for more definition of your work, you can use the blending method to refine the look of your work and remove raw paint. But remember that you should do this procedure in moderation only. Too much blending may ripped off the visual energy or aura of your paint output. Another reminder with this is that you shouldn't apply these procedure on smooth and transparent shades like fog and mist.

As for the type of paint brush which you need to choose in doing your work of art, there are also several types which may be applicable or not in your canvas or oil paints.

Types of Paint Brush

1. Flat Brush- to achieve thin straight lines in your work, you'll need a flat brush. Flat brush comes in handy when you want to put a lot of paint in your canvas.

2. Bright Brush - if you are doing the scumbling method,this kind of brush is highly recommended for the procedure. Unlike the flat brush that holds much paint, this one can accommodate less one. It is best for layering and other painting effects.

3. Filter Brush - among brush types, this one works with the blending style. It gives a smooth feel with canvas prints that contains wet layers.

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