So why are we only using two brushes?
Because when we normally try to paint a picture and we use lots of different brushes and lots of different colors and then try to paint a scene we’ve never painted before and it’s difficult - and guess what - you don’t get such a great result.
By cutting everything down to just two 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 that 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 let me ask you. Are you really using the full potential of your brushes? 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 - but let’s leave that for another day.
The point is, if you learn how to use your brush well you’ll not be learning simply to copy another painting (and probably rather badly) but the essential skills of what will lead to a brilliant painting and hopefully one that came from you.
So the one brush course starts you off. And now in the 2 brush and 2 colors course we’ll develop our skills even more.
And when you’ve done that one they’ll be 3 brushes and 3 colors and then we’ll really be rockin and rollin.
And you also get the chance to paint 10 different scenes - you may feel like a veteran artist after this course!
So let’s master the fundamentals so we can move on to finding our own artistic voice.
At the moment this course is only $40 because I want to make sure this course really works well for beginner students. So I’ll be delivering one new lesson a week and using your feedback to improve each new lesson you get.
Doing one lesson a week also gives you the chance to go at your own pace. And if you fall behind or have a vacation, no worries, but don’t leave it too long.
After you have had a go at a lesson I encourage you to show me your work and get my feedback and then submit another attempt and get further feedback.
I’ll also ask you to tell me how it is going.
After 10 students have passed this course it will go up to $100 - and even that is still too cheap in my opinion.
The course will last about 11 weeks and you’ll paint about 10 different scenes and learn about drawing with two brushes.
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 16 years. Mostly, I love to paint landscapes and to capture the atmospheric quality of scenes at a particular moment in time.