Mastering Brushstrokes – Part 2


Last updated on September 24, 2022 8:39 pm



What you’ll learn

  • Gain a thorough understanding of a broad range of brushstrokes
  • Develop a broad toolbox of strokes for reference when creating works of art
  • Learn how each brushstroke impacts form
  • Learn the history behind brushstrokes and paint application
  • Understand how brushstrokes are affected by painting mediums
  • Expand your creativity by increasing your knowledge base

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“I can see a noticeable difference in my painting since practicing these brushstrokes and putting it all together. I can now see more like a painter then before. Thank you for a fantastic course.” – Kai Z

Brushstrokes are at the core of being an artist, and an individual’s brushwork is one of the things that sets them apart from other artists. Using her approachable, easy-to-understand teaching method and lots of hands-on activities, artist Jill Poyerd breaks down historic and contemporary brushwork into twenty-two unique brushstrokes from traditional to unconventional. 

This course is part two of a two-part series and covers ten of the twenty-two strokes. They are broken down by style of application and include a brief history, examples of how they’re used in masterpieces, visual demonstrations, and student practice exercises. By combining technical learning with visual and hands-on examples, students gain a thorough understanding of each brushstroke variation. Part two covers broken strokes as well as alternative application methods and finishes with a five-stroke painting exercise.

Note: Demonstrations are given in both watercolor and oil paint. Acrylic painters simply have to apply the knowledge depending on how they use that medium, whether thick (like oil) or thin (like watercolor).

Who this course is for:

  • Any level painter working in watercolor, oil, acrylic, or gouache

Course content

  • Get to Know the UDemy Site
  • Introduction
  • If You Haven’t Taken Part 1
  • Broken Brushstrokes
  • Alternative Brushstrokes
  • Five-Stroke Painting Exercise
  • Combining Brushstrokes and Final Remarks
  • Bonus: The History of Brushstrokes
  • Bonus: How to Flatten a Watercolor
  • Bonus: How Supplies Impact Painting Results