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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 31 July 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219620
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £15.99

Painting with Brusho


Create vibrant & expressive paintings using watercolour ink powder by Joanne Boon Thomas

Book Description

Brusho  a highly pigmented watercolour ink powder is a unique and exciting painting medium that is renowned for its versatility. Joanne Boon Thomas demonstrates how adding a spritz of water to Brusho results in a breathtaking and spontaneous fusion of colour on the page. It is an easy method that allows you to produce vibrant, expressive paintings in a loose, bold style.

A full range of techniques is included, such as what can be achieved using only one colour; how effective blending primary colours is; and the hidden qualities of black Brusho. Short demos show the impact of using a bleach solution; how to use wax resist for effect; when to use a flat wash; and how to use line and wash as a loose framework for your paintings. Ten step-by-step projects and numerous examples of the author’s stunning work will inspire, all infused throughout with Joanne’s exuberance and enthusiasm for this wonderful medium.

This definitive go-to guide will inspire artists of all abilities to explore the improvisational properties of Brusho and incorporate it into their painting repertoire.


Table of Contents

About Brusho8
You will need10
Let’s get started12
  Getting brusho out of the pot 14
  Sprinkle and spray 15
  Using kitchen paper 16
  Making a smooth wash 16
  Sprinkle and spray using two colours 17
  Spray then sprinkle 17
    Demo one18
    Demo two22
  Using wax resist 26
    Demo three28
  Using bleach 32
    Demo four34
    Demo five42
  Using black brusho 46
    Demo six47
Projects 50
  White Duck 52, Ballerina 60, Echinacea 66, Bumblebee 74, Palm Trees 82, Elephant 88, Lavender & Butterfly 100, Cottage in the Snow 108, Allium 116, Crashing Waves 124
Taking it further134

About the Author

About Joanne Boon Thomas

Joanne Boon Thomas is an experienced artist and tutor, with a lifelong love of painting and drawing and a passion for nurturing those skills in others. She offers online painting tutorials and has thousands of subscribers to her channel. She is a popular tutor for ArtTutor, has produced a number of instructional videos and hosts hugely successful workshops and painting holidays in the UK and abroad. Joanne's work is held in galleries and homes all over the world, and a selection of her figurative work is stocked by John Lewis. 
See Joanne's website: artbyboon.co.uk

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