Mother and Child in Music

Tomitheos

Toronto, Canada

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Mother and Child in Music
Painting by Tomitheos

DRY BRUSHING is a painting technique in where a paint brush that is relatively dry, but is still holding paint as it is used.

On a primed canvas I use soft flowing techniques to mimic Van Gogh’s master Impressionist effect resulting in a characteristic scratchy look and then use a wider soft brush for a smooth blending washed-in appearance.

[The drybrush technique can be achieved with water-based and with oil-based media]

º Water-based media: ink, acrylic paint, tempera paints or watercolor paint, the brush should be dry or squeezed dry of all water then sparsely loaded with paint that is high viscosity or thick then squeezed dry again before using light generous strokes.

º With oil-based media: a similar technique may be used, although instead of water, the brush should be dry or squeezed dry of oil and solvent.

Note that because oil paint has a longer drying time than water-based media, you can experiment on when to dry brush over with blending strokes and avoid touching once dry to preserve the distinctive look of the drybrush technique.

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