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  • 00:00: hi my Virginia friends this is April I made it back home safely I got in about 1:30 and at least I'm here I just wanted to thank all of you and congratulations again for all of you doing well and one thing I forgot to show you was how to do the cabbage rows using the angle brush so I am making a little video just for you guys because I know several of you
  • 00:32: purchased this brush so that we can make these little scoops a little bit easier when we paint our cabbage rose so I want to demonstrate to you okay I'm going to pick up my colors I have berry wine and over here I mixed a little bit of yellow and white together to create like a buttery buttery color and instead of having to dip into three different colors you can do that so you could just
  • 01:02: pick up two colors makes it a lot easier I'm going to pick up my berry wine in the light color and remember it's more of the darker color that we want to pick up and really blend well here dip dip blend tip and blend here pick up a little bit of floating medium and blend again really flat and I'm going to do my shell remember our little guide here
  • 01:32: that kind of helps us really let the brush sit down and scrub on the surface and remember you can do those that little circle here to help you remember to leave a little opening and here is the shoulder that we're going to overlap remember the widest part of that shell stroke but that's the area that it gets some overlapped here and so if you do this correctly we will have
  • 02:07: about five of them if you put enough pressure and just scrub we will have enough room for five of them okay so there's four and I'm going to add my last one picking up paint with every petal here we go and release pressure and kind of slide it in there if your petals aren't showing where it's overlapping you need
  • 02:40: to pick up make sure you pick up that white or whatever color the light color that you're using because that's going to help you separate each of those petals okay I'm going to pick up more paint and now I'm going to add my little bud right here and remember we want it kind of slightly slanted up and over and a good rule to remember should be about the width of your brush whatever size you're using okay that will help you so
  • 03:10: it doesn't end up being too small or too little and we're going to scoop right down here really dip and bring that back up I'm going to Reese coupe that because there's some little dried up pain in there hopefully that will wipe that off there that looks better okay now I'm going to add my side petals blow the brush really well I'm going to start right here where this stroke ended
  • 03:40: right here and I'm going to start scrubbing moving the outer part of the brush rotating that and I will now do that to the side way up I and turn turn turn really rotate that brush and I have room for two more right here remember still overlap pick up more paint and right here
  • 04:14: so that's done with our second second layer and now I'm going to add one more stroke right on top of there to clean that up okay if there's any kind of mess we do that right at the end there now I'm going to show you how this can help you with those last three petals because it's an angle brush when we do this last part the long part of the brush will be at the top so this is the toe here is
  • 04:48: the heel so I it helps me remember if I think of this as a high-heeled shoe here so there's the toe there's the heel we want the light color on the toe so I'm going to pick up a little more the light color and more of the darker flower color make sure you blend the same way pick up paying about three times and blend right here now watch how this
  • 05:18: makes it a lot easier when we start doing this stroke right up here we are going to hold this brush at an angle because we want the entire chisel laying right over here and as we rotate we're going to rotate rotate rotate and then when we do that little scoop where we want that nice fine line you want to go back onto our tippy toe so that just this part of the brush we'll be dragging
  • 05:50: and it will give you a nice skinny line okay so let me show you right here we start way up here entire chisel flat on the surface so it is at a slight angle I'm going to rotate the top rotate rotate rotate so right about here I'm going to go on my tippy toe and scoop and cut off that bottom you see how nice and fine line that this little brush gives you here it makes it a little bit
  • 06:22: a lot more easier to do this part if you're really struggling so I'm going to do the same thing over here lay the entire chisel flat on the edge there rotate that outer part rotate rotate rotate right about here I'm going to go on my tippy toe and kind of scoop right underneath that last one see that neat now I'm going to do one more petal so if you happen to have
  • 06:53: some holes there this petal will help cover it up and we want it to make it appear like it's coming from underneath this one right here so I'm going to hold my brush at an angle and lean out a little bit and push and scoop right here and end on your chisel and that will give you a nice little point right over here okay so that made it a lot easier by using this angle brush I'm going to
  • 07:25: just show you here just my leaves I know you know how to do the leaves but I will show you again here I'm going to pick up use my 3/4 flat blend with a dark green on the top have light green and dark green really blend well I'm going to pick up a little bit of my flower color which is berry wine blend that into my light green pick up my floating medium and get it right here and really push push push and rotate okay right here the
  • 08:00: left side is going to be a little bit harder and the more you practice that part gets a lot easier okay I'm going to do another one right here scrub scrub scrub rotate that green and right over here rotate rotate rotate press handle straight up and down scrub scrub scrub and end on your chisel and
  • 08:32: right here ok I'm going to do one more and see that color how neat that looks what I did was right after I finish painting the Rose I just wiped off the paint didn't go into water and just picked up picked up color remember pick up dark color on the dark side so I picked up the dark green on the berry wine side and the light green on the light side and you kind of get this effect so I'm going to give do one more
  • 09:02: up here and rotate rotate okay and right over here rotate rotate rotate and end on your chisel on your tippy toe and that's going to give you a nice fine point and drag that stem right and half way into the leaf I'm going to do my little wisteria so I've got my scruffy brush pounced into our purple right over
  • 09:34: here top purple bottom my white and I'm going to kind of pounce in a circle and kind of taper off right over here want to make sure you have a lot of paint inside the scruffy because that's where a lot of people make the mistake of not making it solid enough but we want to be able
  • 10:04: to see a lot of the dark purple the light purple and some of the white along in there with with the dark purple there 1 pounce pounce pounce they're kind of circular motion taper it remember use the edge of your or the side of your scruffy to kind of help get that tapered shape there and I'll do one more but
  • 10:36: here before I put one more there I'm going to show you here how we can um add some vines with this brush also I'm going to pick up my dark green on the toe and light green on the heel and just do some really skinny lines here okay and that that really helps you make
  • 11:07: those nice skinny lines if you're having trouble with doing that with your flat brush okay and I'm going to add some leaves now I'm going to just wipe this off because I'm going to now pick up dark color on the heel because the heel is the part that's going to lead this for the leaves and this also gives you a
  • 11:39: nice point okay and put some right over here touch and lift you see that the little point and over here and I'll add a few more right in here so this brush you can
  • 12:12: use for a lot of different things it makes your painting a little more easier too you're struggling ok I'm going to add a wisteria right up there pick up more of my colors right up here I'm going to circular motion tap-tap-tap from pounces and kind of taper off right in here okay
  • 12:45: so we want the top of this to look kind of like a tornado or like a cluster of grapes they do to kind of taper off and I'm just going to do some shadow leaves that's with floating medium and a little bit of the green that's leftover on your brush after you wipe it off and I like to pick up a little bit of the flower
  • 13:16: color add a little bit of pink in there not a whole lot you see that's a little bit too much I see too much of that so I'm going to right here and we can just add a few and this helps fill up your painting without it looking too to have your too busy because they're light and airy transparent that and little curlicues add water to my
  • 13:57: script liner pull a little bit and we're going to mix water to our little puddle up hey remember you don't need a whole lot and right about here we want it inky enough so that kind of moves around with you when you just kind of brush around because a lot of times we don't have enough water when we do our curlicues so right here tap it a little bit so we
  • 14:27: don't get a big drip and hold your brush and if you can use your pinky that helps hold your keep your hand steady as you do this okay and just drag the tip drag that look this one I'm going to start from over here just drag the tip just too much pressure can make this a lot harder and not come out as nice and you
  • 14:59: can go back and do this at the stems if you need it okay hope that helps if you have any questions email me we love to talk to you and good luck and congratulations again take care bye