I Drybrushed a Hole in the Cheek of My Sun

May 9, 2009 at 8:43 am (Decorative Painting)

Module A, Lesson 9

Module A, Lesson 9

“Dry-brushing” is something that I have struggled with as I learn to be a decorative artist.  I always seem to take too much paint off of the brush, press too hard… then a hole appears.  Paul actually got a text one day at school that said, “I dry-brushed a hole in the cheek of my sun.”  The scary thing is, he knew exactly what I was talking about!!

I also think part of my problem is that I am not a patient painter.  I want instant results — dry-brushing requires layers and patience! 🙂

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!

I have dry-brushed with mixed results for the past 2 1/2 years.  I had an “aha” moment a few weeks ago as we were painting Paul’s Apple A Day design (pictures to follow when completed).  I was actually off-dressing too much paint then pressing WAY too hard.  I worked to adjust my technique and was very pleased with the results!!  I can’t wait to share that painting with you!

I am officially an “empty-nester!”  My friend, Danielle recommended a book to me…  “Barbara & Susan’s Guide to the Empty Nest: Discovering New Purpose, Passion & Your Next Great Adventure.”  

I am going to read it with great interest 🙂


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