Jul 11, 2009
Painting Flowers with the Deerfoot brush!
The deerfoot can be "walked" for large or connective petals. To walk the deerfoot, simply keep a continuous movement of slightly bouncing the deerfoot without actually picking up from the surface. This works for such flowers as morning glories and poppies.
Petaled, daisy type flowers can be painted open, closed, half open or bud. Double load and layer colors for petals that over lap. An easy way to position a 5 petal flower is think of head, hands and feet. When clustering individual flowers, pick up a contrasting color on the brush toe when overlaying. For example, if a flower is deep pink, layer the top flower petals light pink.
This technique is just fun to do and makes it easy to paint quick designs.