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Look inside VIDEO: Flipthrough: Painting with Brusho
  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 24 July 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219620
  • Carton Qty: 22
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $25.95
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Painting with Brusho


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

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Book Description

Be enthralled by the effects of this vibrant medium and create your own Brusho pieces that bounce with colour.

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

Introduction 6

About Brusho 8

You will need 10

Let’s get started 12
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 further 134

Outline 139

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. 
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