Spring and Summer Wedge Brush Florals

The wedge or triangle brush is a specialty paintbrush where the ferrule and hairs of the brush form a triangle. The tip of the brush comes to a fine point and the body of the brush is full. This unique shape helps the brush hold a lot of water in the body which helps distribute pigment evenly throughout the strokes. Petals and leaves and many other shapes can be created with one stroke. In this course, you will learn to create petals and leaves using a press and release technique as well as press and sweep, press and wiggle, press and pull. You will put these techniques together to create florals, including my signature wedge brush rose.  

 Topics Covered:

  • Wedge Brush petals (press down and move back & forward and to one side)
  • Jane's "Signature" rose (press down and pull to one side and lift)
  • Wedge Brush petals and leaves (press down and sweep to one side and repeat to the other side)
  • Using a non-wedge brush to create these petals and leaves

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and available starting May 9, 2022 to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets right away!

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Materials Needed: 

  • Wedge brush, angle brush, or round brush
  • Watercolors and a surface to mix them 
  • Distilled water if you want it for the watercolors
  • Watercolor paper
  • Circular object or circle drawer to trace wreath (if you want a guide)
  • Micron pen, white gel pen, clear sparkly jelly roll pen 

Homework:

Want to see our student's homework? Search the hashtag #kcawedgebrushflorals on Instagram. Be sure to check out #kallicampacademy for hundreds of posts from our student portfolio.

Instructor:

Jane Matsumoto

Website: www.ginkgoarts.com

Instagram: @ginkgoarts

Facebook: @ginkgoarts

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