Colourcraft brusho experiment- figure and horses

I am so excited, my order from SAA arrived on the weekend, Colourcraft brusho.

They are little pots of powder pigment paint, you can use them in a variety of ways, and rather like watercolour, but I believe that I am right in saying that they are not watercolour.

On the weekend I created some punched circle swatches with watercolour paper, to stick onto the top of the pots for my personal reference, and wow the colours are amazing, vivid high pigment, with great effects, plus a little goes a long way.

I pushed a small hole in the lids using drawing pins( thumb tacks) this creates a small exit for the pigment when shaking the powder onto paper ( it is a small hole, but as I said a little goes a long way).

I then shook a little out and using water in a spray mister, I lightly sprayed from a distance, and watched the magic. Wow, swatches done, drawing pins as stoppers, neatly packed in a box, I could not wait to use them.

So tonight was the night, I went for a figure, and I must say I got carried away, and wrecked the picture, it actually looked really good at one point, but I got into adding more and more, and the colours spread too much, so I lost the edges, and highlights, it then became very dark. Still it was a first time practice piece….must note my own words, a little goes a long way, and less is more.

Second attempt was the horses, much better this time, I sprinkled and spritzed for the green background, and sprinkled in a palette and mixed with water to do the heads ( used it the traditional way of painting)

I also used a candle for some wax resist on the horses ( for fear of loosing my whites again)

Colourcraft brusho powdered pigment paint for amazing effects, and unconventional colours

Colourcraft brusho powdered pigment paint for amazing effects, and unconventional colours

'Figure' brusho first attempt, too much colour bleeding/ spread. Too dark

‘Figure’ brusho first attempt, too much colour bleeding/ spread. Too dark

'Eternal' second brusho attempt, quick horses, and candle wax resist, plus Indian ink

‘Eternal’ second brusho attempt, quick horses, and candle wax resist, plus Indian ink

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About REcreate-RebeccaEvansCreate

My name is Rebecca Evans, living in the New Forest I have been inspired to paint the many animals often seen around me. Having ridden since Childhood, painting equines was a natural path to follow. I use a variety of media, watercolour, oil, charcoal, pastel,inks, plus a few more, infact I will try most things. Choosing the medium to work with can really change the effect of the art, and therefore the character of the animal. Sometimes it is an instant decision, sometimes it is the mood from within me which determines which medium I choose to use. I never know what might inspire me next, but if it’s hairy, I will be sure to try.
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4 Responses to Colourcraft brusho experiment- figure and horses

  1. Super cool! Interesting technique and wonderful results

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    • That is very kind of you to say, but the paint does much of the work, you can just about see in the figure, there is a line where her bottom should be…. The paint really spread and distorted her, she looks like she has a small head, lol I will try again with a 300 lb paper rather than this 140 lb. I don’t know if you have heard of brusho? Check out some of the you tube videos available, it is made in the uk, but I believe it is world wide available.

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  2. memadtwo says:

    Very moody. Looks like fun! (K)

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  3. It is good fun, just in need of more practice, maybe tonight?

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