Here April Numamoto shows use how to produce a painting using the one stroke painting technique. She paints a very beautiful cabbage rose to demonstrate this technique.
The “One Stroke Technique” is a double loading technique that consists of loading a brush with two separate colors. Donna Dewberrry discovered the technique and has set up classes and learning turorials like this one to teach people how to do it. Dewberry claims that with her technique you are able to achieve the shading and highlighting in one stroke
April Numamoto attended the 2nd One Stroke certification class taught by Donna Dewberry in 1997 and has worked her way up through Dewberry U Education Program. She teaches all the Certifications (Donna Dewberry’s Professional Home Specialist (PHS) which she helped develop. In April 2011, she became the second OSCI to reach the Master Elite Director and Counselor level. She has assisted Donna in many of the certification classes throughout the country, has attended their painting seminars in Florida each year, and taught at national conventions. April has been published in many books and magazines and is a guest Artist on the Dewberry Design Team. You can find her at home working on projects for her weekly classes or teaching certifications across the country. Along with teaching One Stroke painting and woodworking classes to children and adults, she paints murals in homes and businesses. April has been a decorative artist for over 30 years and is a member of NSDP.
As a beginner you may want to use a large flat brush, so that you can learn to perfect your skills. Once you have mastered this, you can then move onto smaller brushes. Here April goes through step by step on how to paint a cabbage rose. Once you have prepared all your paints and set them out ready. You can then pick up your brush. She shows us how to dip the brush in the paint. Cover the left side with your first colour and then in your hand turn the brush and dip the right hand side in the paint. You will now have two colours. To even out the paint you could take a piece of paper and then paint up and down the paper. What this will do is start to blend the two colours together before you start on your canvas.
Of course painting are not the only thing you can use this technique on. You could also try it on your nails. Nail art is also another popular form of art that uses one stroke painting. Either way with a bit of practice you will end up with a simple but very eye catching designs.