Jen’s Picks: Make Your Mark With Dramatic Strokes

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By Mark Christopher Weber
Loosen up, load your brush, and paint better with your oils or acrylics than you ever have before! You’ll begin with visual, step-by-step instruction, practicing the five basic strokes that comprise bold paintings. Next, follow along with nine exercises designed to limit the number of strokes you use, so you can paint with confidence and decisiveness. Before long, you’ll be painting entire compositions with the energetic, dramatic brushwork you’ve always admired.

The exercises feature a range of favorite subjects, so you can use your new skills to paint all kinds of textures, from clouds and water to skin, fur, metal and more. Mark also offers tips and techniques to help you avoid common mistakes and pitfalls.

A follow-up to Mark’s first North Light Book, Brushwork Essentials (known for the great detail shots of every imaginable type of brushstoke, as well as awesome step-by-step demonstrations, each with a guide to the strokes you need to accomplish the paintings), Bold Strokes is your next step to dynamic brushwork. Take your paintings to a new level of drama and expressiveness with Bold Strokes. You’ll be amazed by the transformation in your work.

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