And here are three more. I watched Sandy Allnock's "Watercolor Flower Series #11: Paint a Brusho Garden" She had good advice and made it look easy. I highly recommend checking out her other videos on her channel.
I tried three times with these, with varying results. Part could be perhaps the paper was too "grabby" with the Brusho and I could not dissolve the pigments fast enough, despite sprinkling and quickly trying to blend onto already wet paper. Some of them were more staining and less movable/forgiving. Or they dissolved too much and I couldn't achieve enough value/contrast to make the petals pop. With the last one, you can sense my frustration as I gave up and just randomly shook the canisters, sprayed more water on top and wadded up Saran Wrap and walked away. I hardly think that is painting per se. While watercoloring is unpredictable as a rule, Brusho can be fun, but off the charts random. I think some of my best pieces over the past few weeks were my "mistakes" or "what the _ell" moments.
|Too pale and blended - added extra Scarlet strokes|
Frustrated by the Leaf and Emerald Greens attaching/attacking the paper and not letting go
|I couldn't get the greens darker or blend again, so I sprinkled Brown over it!|
A little bit better control with the rose, though
|I still couldn't achieve more value in the rose I wanted.|
I even sprinkled Brown in it - not a good move in hindsight.
However, in trying to paint-paint, I think the pigments are too random and hard to control, at least for me at this point in the Brusho learning curve. I have difficulty with the colors, even with twelve, to achieve darker values. They can be staining and unforgiving.
I would still definitely recommend buying a few colors and playing around with them. There are lots of videos/YouTubes, Facebook groups and blogs available with good advice and tips. I hope some of my posts were helpful in showcasing my Brusho journey in discovering what it could/could not do for me.