So why are we only using two brushes?
Because when we try to paint a picture and use lots of different brushes and lots of different colors we often get in a muddle and end up with a disappointing result.
By cutting everything down to just 2 brushes and 2 colors we can focus on just a few things and as a result learn to truly develop our skills as well as get good results - that you can soon see.
And you’ll be learning the fundamentals such as good brushwork and tone which will make you a really good painter.
Let me ask you. When you are trying to copy that picture by another artist how much are you thinking about your brushstrokes? I would guess that you are thinking about how well you can copy somebody else’s picture.
Wouldn’t it be better if you were learning how to use that brush in your hand far more effectively? Learning how to do quick strokes and slow ones and create more expressive works of art.
And are you often producing lots of different kinds of marks with one brush which will give you greater expressive powers in your paintings? Probably not.
I could also talk about the same things with mixing up paint and doing washes.
So the "1 Brush and 1 color" course starts you off. And now in the "2 brushes and 2 colors" course we’ll develop our skills even more.
And when you’ve done that they’ll be "3 brushes and 3 colors" and then we’ll really be producing little masterpieces that you'll be proud to put on your wall.
This is a very thorough course. As well as learning good brushwork, making the right mix and tone, you'll paint 10 different kinds of scenes, such as countryside scenes, snow scenes, building scenes, sea scenes and more.
Doing this course will lead you to mastering the fundamentals so that you can move on to finding your own artistic voice.
After you have had a go at a lesson I encourage you to show me your work and get my feedback.
After 10 students have passed this course it will go up to $100.
The course is hosted on the platform teachable and they give you a full refund if you are not satisfied with the course - just let them know within 30 days of starting the course.
As always, happy painting,
I am an English man living in Japan. I have been traveling around this interesting and wonderful country painting whatever takes my fancy for 18 years. Mostly, I love to paint landscapes and to capture the atmospheric quality of scenes at a particular moment in time.