Cover image for Donna Dewberry's complete book of one-stroke painting .
Donna Dewberry's complete book of one-stroke painting .
Dewberry, Donna S.
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Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, [1998]

Physical Description:
128 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Supplies -- Preparing surfaces -- One-stroke techniques -- How to hold your brush -- How to paint flower centers -- Bonus project: sunflower birdhouse -- How to paint flower petals -- How to paint a rosebud -- Adding the calyx and stem -- How to paint a shell stroke -- How to paint c-stroke petals -- How to paint leaves -- How to paint branches and grapevines -- How to paint vines, grass and curlicues -- Pouncing and sponging -- How to paint bows and ribbons -- Watercolor shading -- Watercolor shadowing -- Antiquing.

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TT385 .D48 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Donna's unique One-Stroke method - which lets you blend, shade and highlight all in one stroke - makes painting quick and easy. And there's just no better way to learn this technique than by Donna's example.

In this book, Donna leads you through all the strokes you need - shell strokes, C-strokes and more - to create leaves, roses, fruit, ribbons and many other beautiful subjects. You'll also find 12 step-by-step projects that show how Donna's One-Stroke method can be used to decorate an exciting variety of surfaces in just a few easy strokes.

The One-Stroke method is perfect for the beginner, and so versatile that decorative artists of any skill level will enjoy its speed and simplicity.

Author Notes

Donna Dewberry is the most successful decorative painter ever. She has done ten books for North Light since 1998. She is contracted through 2007 with PBS stations nationwide for her program One-Stroke Painting with Donna Dewberry and is also a biweekly presenter on the Home Shopping Network and America's Store. Her designs are licensed for home decor fabrics, wallpapers, quilts, embroidery, etc.

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Library Journal Review

Dewberry has codified her style of decorative painting into 16 specific strokes, which she teaches here in a clear and easy method. Though the book is not "complete"‘it only covers floral painting‘it does put the painting of flowers and vines on objects like birdhouses and watering cans within the reach of nearly anyone who can hold a brush. Recommended for any library with a popular decorative arts collection. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.