One Stroke Painting Technique

”Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun” ~Mary Lou Cook

I wanted to paint my old handbags with flowers inspired by Boyarde and Heart Evangelista (both famous artists for using designer bags as their canvas), using acrylic paint. So today, I thought of sharing a step by step process through using a simple one stroke painting.


What Is One Stroke Painting?

A painting technique where double and multi-loading is used to achieve highlights, shadows and color changes using one stroke or one direction.

Using one stroke technique makes the painting easy and fun especially for beginners.


Materials:

Paint Brushes: Flat wash brush and round brush
Acrylic colors: Cobalt green, titanium white, black, ultramarine blue
Painting palette
Old painted canvas
Water


Step 1: I Start by sketching the shape of the flower using a pencil.CB5EC3BB-B5C8-485F-8B2F-21EF55D46B67.jpeg

 

Step 2: Dabbed the half upper part of the flat wash brush on the white color and 3/4th of the lower part of the brush on the blue color. (This will create blue-white colors.)83805F5A-313F-4A4D-89CE-87EA267067AD.jpeg

 

Step 3: Lay the brush on the canvas and start making tiny zigzags in a curve shape from left to right.87557C4E-CC92-4D67-938F-E510B6E9659A.jpeg

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Step 4: Use the small round brush to create black and white pollen by simply dabbing into the center of the flowerB448858D-A204-4899-B3DB-28C8F9E7AC69.jpeg

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Step 5: I used the same one stroke technique to create the leaves. Tiny zigzag strokes and release.30D07576-3A69-48C2-BB5D-3FBF8306BD6A.gif

Step 6: Then I highlighted the flower by using the tiny round detailed brush with black. ( Highlighting the subject gives it more contrast and exposure. )F8FA8A39-6E3C-4654-AEE5-4095DE9C9F47.jpeg

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I hope you enjoy this one stroke painting idea!

Up next: Quick and easy butterfly painting.

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