Now I’d like to show you the proper way to
load your brush to get ready to paint. It’s important that you lay it flat and you pull
out the paint from the grouping of paint. Don’t just dip in; you pull out the paint
and do about five to seven strokes. Then it’s loaded and then you can start painting. You
got plenty of paint on your brush. The more paint you have, the darker your color is,
and you always want that color next to the center of the flower if you’re doing a flower,
because they’re always darkest in the center. You always, always brush towards yourself.
You never brush like this or like this. It’s always like you’re bringing it towards yourself.
So you have to hold your painting and turn it as you move around so that you always paint
it towards yourself. And as you can see, that brings the darkest color to the center. Now
I’m going to show you a side load in your brush. Clean a little bit of this paint out.
I’m going to go to the greens to show you. When you side load, you come in with the color
first and then you go to the darker color and you pick up just that darker color on
the side. We use this a lot for leaves. So you go in and you paint like this. And now
you can see that it’s a lighter green here and a darker green there. Do this again so that you can get a better
idea. And then I side load. This is a good example of a side load, where you have the
variation of color. And as you can see it varies from the light to the medium to the
dark. And you can get your shading with just one stroke with the side load. And it gives
you a little more texture in your greens. You can do this with any color, but it is
most commonly done with leaves.