Improve your oil paint brush stroke

Paint brush stroke – oil painting of two girls overlooking mountain scene

Improving your oil paint brush stroke will have a huge effect on your artwork. As oil paint is the idea medium for presenting interesting brushwork, learning how to vary it is crucial. Find your own style and you can define your work and give it a sense of personality, and even provoke a specific emotional response in the reader

While two paintings from different artists may have the same subject, composition, tones and colours, the individual brushstroke styles can convey totally different moods or emotions.

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Originally from Belgium, Valérie has lived in the UK for the past 11 years. She works mainly in oils and enjoys working plein air.