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Introduction to One Stroke Painting

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    1. One-Stroke Painting Basics
    A lesson with April Numamoto
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    Artist April Numamoto demonstrates how to combine multiple colors on a brush to paint vines, one stroke leaves, double stroke leaves, ferns, and wiggle leaves.

    Artist April Numamoto demonstrates how to combine multiple colors on a brush to paint vines, one stroke leaves, double stroke leaves, ferns, and wiggle leaves.

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    2. Painting One Stroke Rosebuds
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    Professional painter and art teacher April Numamoto demonstrates how to paint rosebuds with the one stroke method. They look complicated, but are fast and easy.

    Professional painter and art teacher April Numamoto demonstrates how to paint rosebuds with the one stroke method. They look complicated, but are fast and easy.

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    3. Painting One Stroke Cherry Blossoms
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    Learn how to paint branches to give them a more realistic look, and how to paint blossoms that provide depth and colors that enhance a painting.

    Learn how to paint branches to give them a more realistic look, and how to paint blossoms that provide depth and colors that enhance a painting.

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    4. One Stroke Sunflowers on Glass
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    Learn how to paint on glass in this lesson, and paint a sunflower on a wineglass using the one stroke painting method. This makes a great DIY gift!

    Learn how to paint on glass in this lesson, and paint a sunflower on a wineglass using the one stroke painting method. This makes a great DIY gift!

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    5. One Stroke Grapes on Canvas
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    Learn how to paint grapes on canvas using the one stroke painting method, loading four colors on the brush at once for amazing results. Get dauber tips, too!

    Learn how to paint grapes on canvas using the one stroke painting method, loading four colors on the brush at once for amazing results. Get dauber tips, too!

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Cynthia S
Just beginning and love your lesson.
April Numamoto
Thank you so much. With a little practice, it does get easier. Good luck! Let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful day!
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Manjri D
Wonderful way of teaching with a lot of patience and very sweet voice too. I am excited and will buy the supplies soon. I just observed you and you did a marvelous job!Thank you very much.
April Numamoto
Thank YOU very much. Good luck and it does get easier with practice. Let me know if you have any more questions. Have a wonderful day!
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Bronwyn B
I think it's absolutely fantastic what you bring to this course, however, it does get frustrating when you're trying to show us how to do the left side with the leaves and your hand is totally blocking the view. Obviously the technique used for one side does slightly differ to how you do for the other without getting yourself all twisted up. Also, I'm not really familiar with the way the course is set up. Plus I have no idea how much this course or signing up to the site will all cost upfront.
April Numamoto
The cost for a month is $9.99 and it allows you to view it anytime. The annual fee is $5.84 if you decide you want it for a whole year and you will get billed monthly. Hope you can paint with me.
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Dottie G
I AM REALLY STRUGGLING WITH PAINTING THE LEAVES. iS THERE ANY WAY TO GET A COPY OF THE FIRST LESSON SO THAT I CAN PAINT OVER THE LEAVES TILL I GET IT right? I WANT TO DO SOME SILOLETTE LEAVES BUT I CAN'T GET THE SHAPE RIGHT. THANKS, DOTTIE
April Numamoto
Send me an email at april@aprilndesigns.com and i can help you.
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Dottie G
In the free lesson on leaves at the end it tells you what's important to do. The last one says use lots of pressure and water. Water is what I didn't get. I thought that was only done with the the shawdows and squiggles. Can you clarify? Thanks Dottie G
April Numamoto
Water is only used when using the script liner to make the curlicues or lines. Pressure is used when loading the brush to make sure you have enough paint. Use the floating medium to make the strokes flow easier. A little bit of water can be used in it's place if you cannot find the medium. Thank you Dottie.
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